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Common pochard (male)

Aythya ferina

Description:

Who's the prettiest? The Common Pochard, seen here at the front of the picture in company of a tufted duck (male), breeds in much of temperate and northern Europe into Asia. As different as they look both birds belong to the genus Aythya.

Habitat:

The shores of a large central European lake.

Notes:

There are both resident and winter migrants for this bird at this location.

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3 Comments

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 8 years ago

Beautiful...

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thanks Satyen! Still can't decide which one is the best looking :-)

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Handsome fellows :-)

DanielePralong
Spotted by
DanielePralong

Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland

Spotted on Feb 16, 2013
Submitted on Feb 19, 2013

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