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Tufted Duck

Aythya Fuligula

Description:

Black and white, or brown, with blue colored bills

Habitat:

Water

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2 Comments

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
VictoriaMoore 9 years ago

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

VictoriaMoore
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VictoriaMoore

Pottenstein, Bayern, Germany

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

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