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Common pochard

Aythya ferina


The adult male has a long dark bill with a grey band, a red head and neck, a black breast, red eyes and a grey back. The adult female has a brown head and body and a narrower grey bill-band. The triangular head shape is distinctive


Their breeding habitat consists of marshes and lakes with a metre or more water depth. Pochards breed in much of temperate and northern Europe and across the Palearctic. They are migratory, and spend winter in the south and west of Europe

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Al Jahra, Al Jahra Governorate, Kuwait

Spotted on Apr 27, 2022
Submitted on May 19, 2022

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