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Baikal Teal (Anas formosa), carpet of several ten thousands at day roost, South Korea

Baikal Teal (Anas formosa), carpet of several ten thousands at day roost, South Korea

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Uploaded 20 Mar 2012 by Peter Prokosch
The Baikal Teal is one of South Korea's most attractive (the specific name "formosa" means "beautifully formed") and charismatic winter visitors, arriving en masse at the Seosan lakes in mid-October, and moving further south as temperatures drop and wintering areas freeze. It has become a tourist attraction to watch the spectacular big clouds of many 10 000 birds lifting off in the evenings to feed at night on the remains of harvested rice fields.
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