One of the most common wintering ducks in the Indian Subcontinent, Garganey (Spatula querquedula) breeds across temperate Eurasia and migrates further south to the tropics.
Garganey is also one of our earliest arriving and latest leaving ducks, staying back in peninsular wetlands well into May!
This animated migration map was created from observations uploaded to the citizen science platform eBird up until 2020. Where present, the inset graph depicts the seasonal likelihood of finding this species (i.e. the proportion of eBird checklists) within its range in India alone. We are grateful to the many birdwatchers around the world who have enabled the creation of this animation by sharing their observations on eBird.