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The Common Pochard is a rare breeder but common winter visitor to Switzerland. The adult male seen here is distinctive with his long dark bill with a grey band, red head and neck, black breast, red eyes and grey back. Some of our winter visitors in Switzerland come from the remotest regions of Siberia.
The shores of a large central European lake.
These ducks form large flocks in winter, often mixed with other diving ducks such as tufted ducks. This one was the only obvious one of his species spotted in the company of a large number of tufted ducks. I may have missed females.
Spotted on Feb 10, 2015
Submitted on Feb 13, 2015
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