(58-70 cm) wingspan of 110-130 cm and tail length of 18 cm. Adults are brightly colored, predominantly reddish brown and bright yellow plumage with his head. The wings are whitish presenting some black flight feathers. The male differs from the female by the presence of black areas around the neck in the shape of a ring. The beak is black and gray legs.
In our country lives in lowland and mountain areas, besides ponds and lakes. It is found mainly in the eastern part of Dobrogea, Danube Delta and Istria. Migration to the Asian region takes place in early September. They are found in South-Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Southeast China.