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Tufted Duck

(Aythya fuligula)
German name(s): "Reiherente"
Size: 40-47 cm; wing span 65-72 cm
Weight: 350-1000 g
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Tufted Duck 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 Tufted Duck in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Skjervoy, near Tromso, Norway, June 2018]

Lateral view of two male Tufted Ducks in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[River Bug, near Brok, Masovia, Poland, April 2017]

Near-dorsal view of a male Tufted Duck in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Skjervoy, near Tromso, Norway, June 2018]

Lateral view of a male Tufted Duck in breeding plumage (note the long nuchal plume) with two females (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[River Bug, near Brok, Masovia, Poland, April 2017]

Three male Tufted Ducks in breeding plumage with one female (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[River Bug, near Brok, Masovia, Poland, April 2017]

Male Tufted Ducks in breeding plumage with females (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[River Bug, near Brok, Masovia, Poland, April 2017]

Male Tufted Ducks in breeding plumage with females (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[River Bug, near Brok, Masovia, Poland, April 2017]

FEMALE

Frontal view of a pair of Tufted Ducks - female on the right, male in breeding plumage on the left; note the hint of white around the base of the female's bill (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[River Bug, near Brok, Masovia, Poland, April 2017]

Female Tufted Duck, left, with two males in plumage (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[River Bug, near Brok, Masovia, Poland, April 2017]

Female Tufted Duck, left, with two males in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[River Bug, near Brok, Masovia, Poland, April 2017]

Dorsal view of a pair of Tufted Ducks; male in breeding plumage with female, right, with kelp on its back
(photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Skjervoy, near Tromso, Norway, June 2018]

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