Uncommon passage migrant and rare winter visitor. Usually seen in small numbers in Kuwait’s wetlands, but sometimes in migratory flocks; maximum of 80 in late August 2007.
Where in Kuwait
This species can be found on inland fresh water pools as well as agricultural areas where crops are grown and maintained.
In the world
All populations of this species undergo post breeding dispersal movements and are considerably nomadic. Northern breeding populations are fully migratory.
Wetland habitat degradation, indiscriminate shooting and pesticides.