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68-78 cm (26Â¾-30Â¾ in)
European populations are generally escaped captive birds.
They breed near high altitude lakes. Wintering on salt and fresh water marshes, grazing in grassland and wetlands.
They lay 3-8 eggs in a ground nest.
In summer the diet includes grass; in winter they feed on barley, rice and wheat.
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Recording by Alok Tewari
National Chambal Sanctuary (Uttar Pradesh), Morena, M.P. Division, India Jan-2014
Call recorded as a flock flew over-head during boat-safari.
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