Omnivorous, feeding especially on vegetable matter, herbaceous plants, cultivated seeds and grains, but also on shrimp, insects, molluscs, small fish, amphibians and worms.
Around 10 years old.
From the age of 2 years old, mating and egg laying take place between March and May. The female incubates 8 to 10 eggs for 28 to 29 days. The duckling’s first flight takes place 50 to 60 days later.
Fox, birds of prey and seagull among others.