Garganey (Anas querquedula)Image by Steve Knell (rspb-images.com)
Discover British birds through their songs and calls. Each Tweet of the Day begins with a different…
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Tweet of the Day is a series of fascinating stories about our British birds inspired by their calls and songs. David Attenborough presents the Garganey. When you hear the male's peculiar call, you could be forgiven for thinking that the Garganey is a grasshopper rather than a duck. One of its other names is 'cricket teal' and the dry rattle is unlike any other British bird sound you'll hear.