Common passage migrant, common winter visitor and rare summer visitor. One of the smallest ducks, often in small inland waters and in the shallows of Kuwait Bay; up to 750 individuals recorded in early December 2007.
Where in Kuwait
Has been recorded in a variety of sites where there is fresh water, from Jahra to as far west as Al Abraq.
In the world
The smallest west Palearctic dabbling duck that is short-necked with an oval head and breeds on a variety of fresh and brackish waters. When flushed, shoots almost vertically up from water or land.
Shooting is a threat for Geese and Ducks during passage migration.