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Breeding male - duller than the female; may lack reddish patches
Shows square white rump and trailing yellow legs .
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Regular vagrant to the British Isles, usually in the Autumn.
Prairie lakes, marshes, pools, shores, mudflats, sand bars and river bankss.
The 3-4 eggs are laid in a ground nest near water. The male incubates the eggs and cares for the young. The chicks feed themselves once fledged.
The females leave the breeding grounds soon after laying the eggs.
Their diet consists mostly of small water insects. They agitate the water by swimming in small circles.
Voice: a grunted aangh
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