Description: The largest of the riverine ducks. In the spring, the head and neck of the male species are green with metallic sheen, a narrow white collar-like coloration and rust-colored chest. The summer plumage is brownish ginger, with darker brown streaks. A distinctive feature in species wearing any plumage is the white-lined blue-violet reflecting spot. The entire legs are orange-red. The length is 51-62 cm.

Habitat: One of the most common ducks. It settles in various water-bodies, except for the lakes, creeks and rivers with completely barren shores.

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