Smallish overall pale buff duck; maroon-chestnut upper parts; dark grey-brown crown with golden-orange feathers margins; upper-tail-coverts chestnut in colour; scaly pattern on back; large head, thin long neck; long legs Sexes alike Photo taken at Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary, Dholpur, Rajasthan - India
Fresh water rivers and lakes with plentiful vegetation.
Nests in tree-holes, abandoned bird nests. Seen perching on tree branches near water-bodies. Information taken from, Birds of India - by Bikram Grewal, Sumit Sen, Sarwandeep Singh, Nikhil Devasar and Garima Bhatia