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Pochard, Red-crested
 
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Scientific Name:
Netta rufina
Location(s):
Afghanistan, Africa, Albania, Asia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, British Isles, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Eastern Europe excluding Russia, England, Estonia, Europe, Finland, France, Germany, Global, Greece, Hungary, India, IndoChina, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia Read more
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IUCN
This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or ...
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Wikipedia
The adult male is unmistakable. It has a rounded orange head, red bill and black breast. The flanks are white, the back brown, and the tail black. The female is mainly a pale brown, with a darker back and crown and a whitish face. Eclipse males are like females but with red bills. They are gregarious birds, forming large flocks in winter, often mixed with other diving ducks, such as Common Pochards. They feed mainly by diving or dabbling. They eat aquatic plants, and typically upend for food more than most diving ducks. ...
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