Long-tailed Duck
Long-tailed Duck
Long-tailed Duck
Long-tailed Duck
Scientific Name 
Clangula hyemalis
Arabic Name 
البط طويل الذيل
70.0 cm
49.0 cm


A most unusual record for Kuwait considering this species distribution. Their Spring migration through the Baltic, when they move from the Gulf of Finland to the NE tundras, is considered spectacular.
Where in Kuwait 
Only 1 record for Kuwait, where a small flock of 4 was recorded on inland pool in the Jahra area as recent as 2012.
In the world 
An outstanding diver that breeds commonly in the Arctic on tundra pools and generally winters predominantly off coasts and some distance out to sea in large, dense flocks.
Local threats 
Shooting is a threat for Geese and Ducks during passage migration.