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Immature :similar to adult female, paler and grey-green bill.
Breeds beside deep, heavily vegetated fresh water; in winter on fresh water of any kind.
The female builds the nest. The clutch consists of 3-12 eggs (usually 5-6) which are incubated for 26-28 days.
The diet includes molluscs, caddis flies, dragonflies, water beetle larvae as well as seeds, buds, and fruit of emergent and submerged plants.
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