Long-Tailed Duck Species : Spotted
Long-tailed duck species have been spotted at the iconic Wular Lake, Kashmir after 116 years.
- The attractive Long-tailed Duck breeds in the high Arctic and spends winters mostly along ocean coasts.
- They are amazing divers—able to swim down as deep as 200 feet to forage.
- Unlike other ducks, Long-tailed Ducks do not use their feet to propel their dives, but they flap with partially opened wings.
- It is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA)
- Conservation Status
- IUCN: Vulnerable
- Wular Lake : Wular Lake is one of the largest freshwater lakes in Asia. It is located in the Bandipora district in Jammu and Kashmir.
- The lake basin was formed as a result of tectonic activityand is fed by the Jhelum River.
- The Tulbul Projectis a “navigation lock-cum-control structure” at the mouth of Wular Lake
- It is designated as the Ramsar site.