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Tufted Duck

Aythya Fuligula


Black and white, or brown, with blue colored bills



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Tufted Duck
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This is a close cousin of the Pochard, same Genus but different species. In full breeding plumage during spring they are quite different but in summer they go into eclipse plumage and start to look more like each other, especially the females. The little tuft on the nape is a giveaway.

VictoriaMoore 9 years ago

You would be correct. I uploaded the wrong pic and didn't catch it.

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Pottenstein, Bayern, Germany

Spotted on Jul 13, 2013
Submitted on Jul 15, 2013

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