Common winter visitor and uncommon passage migrant. Up to 300 individuals recorded in January and early March at Kuwait Bay. Much smaller flocks are also sometimes seen on the Gulf coast. A goose-like duck of the estuarine mudflats.
Where in Kuwait
Adults are unmistakeable and are found in medium to large flocks along the Jahra Bay coastline and occasionally on inland fresh water pools.
In the world
Widely reported in northern and north-west Europe where it's range is expanding inland.
Shooting is a threat for Geese and Ducks during passage migration.