Meaning of falcated teal in English:

falcated teal


  • A small duck that is native to China and north-eastern Asia.

    Anas falcata, family Anatidae

    ‘On the other hand, it could be something rare like a garganey, falcated teal or an emperor goose.’
    • ‘During winter major population of Falcated Teals migrates towards Japan, Korea and China. It furthers extends as far South as Central Vietnam to Burma.’
    • ‘Falcated Teals are hardy birds and bread fairly easily in captivity. They are primarily aquatic feeders, but do occasionally dive for food.’


Early 18th century named from the long sickle-shaped inner secondary feathers of the male.