Kloktun-Photo of Chir-Clotun, how the bird looks and where the bird lives | Red Book

Kloktun (lat. Sibirionetta Formosa) is a bird that belongs to the corporal detachment and belongs to the duck family. This species has a second name, which is used along with the main-Chir-Cloctun.


In its size, this is a rather small, but chubby bird: the length of the body mainly varies from twenty to twenty-five centimeters, and the weight reaches 600-700 grams. Kloktunov dimensions are slightly larger than the rest of the chirks. They try to fly at low altitude, but at the same time they develop a very high speed. A large number of colors and shades are mixed in their plumage. On the sides of the head are bright spots of green and ocher color, and around the neck, which, by the way, is practically absent, there is a fine bording of white color. In females, you can notice white spots on the beak, which are absent in males. At the eye level there is a black vertical line that allows you to separate the eye sockets from the rest of the head against the background of bright shades.

The name of this bird came from the sounds that it makes-“Klok-Clock-Clock”.

Lifestyle and behavior

The construction of the nest is mainly answered exclusively by the female who digs out a small hole in the ground and spreads soft grass, sedge or yagel inside it. After that, she begins to force the masonry so that the eggs do not die, and the chicks in them could calmly form. In addition, the male is in no hurry to leave his family and takes an active part in raising babies, after the ducklings finally hatch and are born.

These ducks prefer to carry out their wintering on rice fields, but during the flight or in the case when they did not have time to reach the right place, they can easily choose soy fields.

Where they live

Since Kloktunov is attributed to migratory seasonal birds, they try to travel between the east of Siberia to the southeastern part of China. They move to the Russian Federation for the purpose of propagation, since it is here that you can find a large amount of food and the climate is acceptable. And then, when cold and winter begin, migrate to Asian countries, for example, Japan, South Korea or China. Throughout Siberia, traces of the frequent stay of Kloktuna can be found, but it is quite problematic to meet the birds themselves, since they skillfully hide from people and do not come to contact due to fear.

What they eat

Representatives of this species in their diet use grain, seeds, as well as many other vegetation, whether it be young shoots of grass or berries. Often they can enjoy small invertebrates, which are caught in shallow water, mainly water snails and others act as such. Ducks lead a night image of food, and for days they try to hide on the water.


The male’s courtship after the female begins during the migration period, when individuals only arrive from wintering at the end of March. As marriage games, they can grunt, while raising their heads up, and females, in turn, should depict a “nod”, while floating this is a symbol of approval and readiness to mate.

Despite the fact that Kloktuns are monogamous animals, they still have only one reproduction season. It begins at the end of May, when females carefully choose a place for the construction of a nest. In the laying of one individual, the number of eggs is always different, but basically it is not less than four or more than ten, and the color of the eggs can be dark beige or brownish. The weight of the eggs on average reaches about 25 grams, and as the chick ripens, increases. Egg hatching takes about 24 days in its duration, and after that a chick finally appears. The color of the chick has the same color as in adult individuals, but on the beak there are no spots and all the colors are a little paler.

As the baby develops, the male and the female actively protect him, teach him flight and eating, and after five to six weeks the chick finally becomes independent. This usually happens at the beginning or midAugust, thereby taking another six months to winter, and the young bird will definitely get used to it during this time, learn to fly well and will not die during the flight.

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