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Common pochard (male)

Aythya ferina


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.


The shores of a large central European lake.


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

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Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 11 years ago


DanielePralong 11 years ago

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

Wild Things
Wild Things 11 years ago

Handsome fellows :-)

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Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland

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

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