RANGE: Wetlands, marshes, flooded grasslands, and lakes throughout Europe and central Asia. Winters in central Africa, and from Pakistan across to southern China, Philippines, Indonesia, and Australasia.
HABITAT:Ponds, lakes, and slow-moving rivers in deciduous forests, none of them with abuudant food sources; also; mountain lakes in evergreen forests. Migratory birds.
GENERAL INFO: It is easy to breed them and they are winter hardy. They can get very well with the other ducks.
DESCRIPTION: Male - The male Garganey has a brown head and breast, a distinctive broad white stripe or crescent over the brown eye, upperparts are dark brown with pale feather edges, loose black and white scapulars covering the green speculum, light greyish flanks and belly, and grey beak and legs.
Female - The female is brownish with a dark crown and dark eye-stripe. The female Garganey is similar to the female Teal but has a white throat and is paler.
AVAIRY POSITION:Well planted 12m2 avairy with a pond.
FEEDING: Corn, wheat, oats, rye, millet, milo , stale bread, potatoe, greens and pellet feeds.
BREEDING AGE: Second year but also in the first year they can lay eggs.
BREEDING SEASON: April
NUMBER OF EGGS IN A YEAR:9-10 eggs.
INCUBATION PERIOD: 22-23 days.