Falcated Duck

Anas falcata

Falcated Ducks are casual in the Pribilofs in spring and early summer. The first Pribilof (and North American) record was furnished by a single male in Saint George on June 3, 1962. Since that first sighting there have been four other records, two of which involved pairs. All sightings have occurred in early or mid June. Males of this species are spectacular, and unmistakable. Females resemble shaggy naped female Gadwall, but have an all-dark bill and lack Gadwall’s white speculum. Look for this species in freshwater marshy areas, especially Pumphouse, Webster and Little Polovina Lakes, and the Tonki Wetlands.