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Salt lakes, damp marshes, swamps and meadows near water or arid areas if water is closeby.
The diet includes seeds, grains and large insects.
It nests in a shallow scrape which may be lined with pebbles. The 2 yellow-green, lavender spotted eggs are incubated by both parents for 27-29 days. The young fledge 55-60 days later.
Call: loud trumpeting sound.
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