Photo: Stuart Elsom/Vireo

Falcated Duck

Anas falcata

This Asian duck, formerly called Falcated Teal, is a very rare stray into western Alaska. Sightings elsewhere in North America are likely to refer to escapes from captivity.
Family Ducks and Geese
This Asian duck, formerly called Falcated Teal, is a very rare stray into western Alaska. Sightings elsewhere in North America are likely to refer to escapes from captivity.
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  • adult male



Illustration © David Allen Sibley.
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Text © Kenn Kaufman, adapted from
Lives of North American Birds

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Songs and Calls
Male utters low-pitched, trilled whistle; female quacks much like Gadwall.
Audio © Lang Elliott, Bob McGuire, Kevin Colver, Martyn Stewart and others.
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