The attention of the farmer and an Amateur ornithologist Eldad Amir last weekend drew a duck and four ducklings, floating in one of the ponds in the North of Israel. They were unlike any birds living and breeding in the area: chunky duck had a round head with longitudinal stripes on the cheeks, a grey beak and spiky tail.
Soon, the Amateur ornithologist realized that he was witnessing a historical moment: the family savoca made a nest in Israel, and proud mom’s walking their offspring.
The website Walla News quotes the comments of the experts of the Society for the protection of nature, who say that savok can be observed in Israel only in the winter. They usually stop for the winter on the waters of the Jezreel valley, but in the spring they leave Israel to twist their nests in cooler countries.
Experts are still not known to Savka remained in Israel at the top.
According to experts, in 80-e years has been to increase the number of savok staying in Israel for the winter. In 2014, according to ornithologists, visited Israel about 3,500 ducks of this species. According to experts, about 80% of the «European savok».