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Common Pochard

(Aythya ferina)
German name(s): "Tafelente"
Size: 42-49 cm; wing span 67-82 cm
Weight: 700-1100 g
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Common Pochard at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

MALE

BREEDING

Lateral view of a male Common Pochard in breeding plumage - (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[River Bug, near Brok, Masovia, Poland, April 2017]

3 male Common Pochards in breeding plumage with a female (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[River Bug, near Brok, Masovia, Poland, April 2017]

FEMALE

BREEDING

Frontal view of a female Common Pochard in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[River Bug, near Brok, Masovia, Poland, April 2017]

Lateral view of a female Common Pochard in breeding plumage - note the predominantly brown, vermiculated back (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[River Bug, near Brok, Masovia, Poland, April 2017]

NON-BREEDING

2 male Common Pochards in breeding plumage with a female that is still moulting into its breeding plumage; note the mostly grey back (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[River Bug, near Brok, Masovia, Poland, April 2017]

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