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Red-crested Pochard

(Netta rufina)
German name(s): "Kolbenente"
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 Red-crested 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 Red-crested Pochard in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of M. Thomas)
[Hagnau, Lake Constance, Germany, April 2019]

Near-dorsal view of a male Red-crested Pochard in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of M. Thomas)
[Hagnau, Lake Constance, Germany, April 2019]

Dorsal view of a male Red-crested Pochard in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of M. Thomas)
[Hagnau, Lake Constance, Germany, April 2019]

Pair of Red-crested Pochards; male in breeding plumage on the left, female on the right (photo courtesy of M. Thomas)
[Hagnau, Lake Constance, Germany, April 2019]

Pair of Red-crested Pochards; male in breeding plumage on the right, female on the left (photo courtesy of M. Thomas)
[Hagnau, Lake Constance, Germany, April 2019]

Near-dorsal view of a pair of Red-crested Pochards in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Tejo estuary, Portugal, March 2019]

Near-dorsal view of a pair of Red-crested Pochards in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Tejo estuary, Portugal, March 2019]

Dorsal view of a pair of Red-crested Pochards in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Tejo estuary, Portugal, March 2019]

NON-BREEDING

Close-up lateral view of a male Red-crested Pochards in non-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[St. James's Park, London, England, September 2019]

Dorsal view of a male Red-crested Pochards in non-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[St. James's Park, London, England, September 2019]

FEMALE

Frontal view of a female Red-crested Pochard (photo courtesy of M. Thomas)
[Hagnau, Lake Constance, Germany, April 2019]

Lateral view of a female Red-crested Pochard (photo courtesy of M. Thomas)
[Hagnau, Lake Constance, Germany, April 2019]

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