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Tufted Duck / Porrón moñudo

Aythya fuligula

Description:

It is a medium-sized diving duck. The adult male is all black except for white flanks and a blue-grey bill. It has an obvious head tuft that gives the species its name. The adult female is brown with paler flanks, and is more easily confused with other diving ducks. Their breeding habitat is close to marshes and lakes with plenty of vegetation to conceal the nest. They are also found on coastal lagoons, the seashore, and sheltered ponds.

Habitat:

Hyde Park, London.

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2 Comments

marta vázquez
marta vázquez 9 years ago

A mí también me encantan. Me resultan muy simpáticos y se les ve tan apacibles....

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 9 years ago

Es mi pato favorito (por la moñita).

marta vázquez
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marta vázquez

City of Westminster, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Nov 28, 2010
Submitted on Oct 13, 2011

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