Habitat: Temporary wetlands, favoring brackish
waters rich in emergent vegetation.
Range: Fragmented distribution; eastern and western Mediterranean, western and southern Asia, north and sub-Saharan west Africa, Iran, Pakistan and northwest India.
Natural Diet: Aquatic plants (seeds, roots, tubers, green parts); also aquatic insects, larvae, mollusks, worms.
Status In The Wild:
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