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Falcated Duck

Mareca 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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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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How Climate Change Will Reshape the Range of the Falcated Duck

Audubon’s scientists have used 140 million bird observations and sophisticated climate models to project how climate change will affect this bird’s range in the future.

Zoom in to see how this species’s current range will shift, expand, and contract under increased global temperatures.

Climate threats facing the Falcated Duck

Choose a temperature scenario below to see which threats will affect this species as warming increases. The same climate change-driven threats that put birds at risk will affect other wildlife and people, too.

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