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Clangula hyemalis (Linnaeus, 1758) – Long-tailed Duck

Taxonomic Notes:

Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

This species is uncommon. It inhabits inland wetlands and grasslands of the coastal regions. It is migratory, breeding on the cold coasts of Alaska, Canada, Russia, Iceland, Greenland, and Norway, and for wintering, it migrates to the southern coastal regions such as in India, Iran, Republic of Korea, Japan, Germany, Turkey, and Mexico. After the breeding season, the males leave their females and gather in a small group for the moulting period (BirdLife International 2018).

Conservation Status:

According to the IUCN Red List Assessment, the population of this species is declining and the current population size is unknown. The threat to its persistence comes from gillnet fisheries, oil, and petroleum pollution leading to habitat destruction (BirdLife International 2018).

BirdLife International 2018. Clangula hyemalis . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T22680427A132528200. Accessed on 02 February 2020.

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Bhavanarayeni, R. and A. Bayani. 2023. Clangula hyemalis (Linnaeus, 1758) – Long-tailed Duck. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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