Baikal Teal

Sibirionetta formosa (Georgi, 1775) IK BAITE 1830
Family: Anseriformes > Anatidae

Baikal Teal, Toby Carter

A handful of wild individuals of this distinctive duck have strayed from their Siberian breeding grounds, but these are vastly outnumbered by escapees from wildfowl collections

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  • Breeding
  • Winter
683 records observations recorded by BTO surveyors
683 records



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Status and Trends

Population size and trends and patterns of distribution based on BTO surveys and atlases with data collected by BTO volunteers.


This species can be found on the following statutory and conservation listings and schedules.


We have no population estimates for this scarce species.


This species is a rare vagrant and was recorded during Bird Atlas 2007–11 as shown on the map.

Occupied 10-km squares in UK


This vagrant is too rarely reported to map distribution change.


Baikal Teal is a very rare vagrant, recorded a handful of times in spring and winter.

Weekly occurence of Baikal Teal from BirdTrack
Weekly occurrence patterns (shaded cells) and reporting rates (vertical bars) based on BirdTrack data. Reporting rates give the likelihood of encountering the species each week.


Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.


View a summary of recoveries in the Online Ringing Report.


Lifecycle and body size information about Baikal Teal, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.


Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.


For information in another language (where available) click on a linked name

Catalan: xarxet del Baikal
Czech: círka sibirská
Danish: Sibirisk Krikand
Dutch: Siberische Taling
Estonian: kuupart
Finnish: siperiantavi
French: Sarcelle élégante
German: Gluckente
Hungarian: cifra réce
Icelandic: Kvakönd
Irish: Praslacha Bhaikalach
Italian: Alzavola asiatica
Latvian: Baikala kriklis
Lithuanian: baikaline krykle
Norwegian: Gulkinnand
Polish: bajkalówka
Portuguese: marrequinha-formosa
Slovak: kacica pestrá
Slovenian: formoški kreheljc
Spanish: Cerceta del Baikal
Swedish: gulkindad kricka

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