garganey

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n garganey small Eurasian teal
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Garganey (Zoöl) A small European duck (Anas querquedula); -- called also cricket teal, and summer teal.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n garganey A kind of teal, the summer teal, Anas querquedula or Querquedula circia, inhabiting the temperate and southern portions of the palearctic region, a summer visitor to Great Britain, and common in India in winter. It is about 16 inches long, and weighs from 14 to 15 ounces. Over the eye is a broad white line running down the neck, and the breast is marked with black or dark crescentic lines. Also called pied widgeon.
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Usage

In literature:

Of the migratory species only a few shovellers and garganey teal tarry till May.
"A Bird Calendar for Northern India" by Douglas Dewar
These were chiefly Mallards, with Pintails and Pochards (both species), a few Teal, Garganey, and probably other species.
"Wild Spain (España agreste)" by Abel Chapman
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