|Site Of Nest:
|Inhabit shoreline more often than open water and
prefer calm water.
Dabbling in shallow water at the edge of marshes or open water. They
mainly eat plants; their diet may include molluscs and aquatic insects.
The adult male has a greyish blue head with a white facial crescent, a
light brown body with a white patch near the rear and a black tail.
The adult female is mottled brown, and has a whitish area at base of
bill. Both sexes have sky-blue wing coverts, a green speculum, and
10 - 12. Hatchlings can walk to water 12 hours after hatching.