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Common Pochard

Aythya ferina

Description:

Male has a chestnut head, black breast and grey back and flanks. A light blue bill. The female is brown with a pale throat.

Habitat:

Found on most lakes or large ponds. It is a summer migrant to northern and eastern Europe, wintering in the south and west.

Notes:

They are generally more active at night than in the day

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EdMarshall
Spotted by
EdMarshall

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Apr 6, 2011
Submitted on Sep 6, 2011

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