Male: greyish with chestnut head with broad metallic-green band from eye to nape with yellow-white border. Black, green and buff wing speculum. Female:
mottled dark and light brown; pale belly and black and green wing speculum. Most common migratory duck. Swift flier and difficult to circumvent.
jheels, marshes, village ponds.
tender shoots and grains; mostly vegetarian.
entire subcontinent in winter.
krit…krit…, also wheezy quack.