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Ferruginous Pochard

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Ferruginous Pochard (Aythya nyroca)

Ferruginous Pochards are the second most populous Anatidae (ducks, geese and swans) in our IIT! Being migratory winter birds, I look forward to them every winter, eager to see the latest morphs they got this time. When you observe close enough, you can see some common cross breeds too. Dumb heads as I used to call them as they have these funny dome shaped heads, they are always found in groups and sometimes mixing with others here like Tufted ducks, Common Teals and Lesser Whistling ducks.

Distinctive Identifiers:

1. Brown – chestnut dome head, neck and breast

2. Black wings

3. White belly and tail.

4. White iris in males and dull iris in females.

5. White bar on wings on flight extending the complete width.

Hope these pictures help you in identifying these!

Male Ferruginous Pochard

Male Ferruginous Pochard

Female Ferruginous Pochard

Female Ferruginous Pochard

Diving Ferruginous Pochard

Diving Ferruginous Pochard

Ferruginous Pochard

Ferruginous Pochard

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About Avinash Hindupur

Dreamer, Creator, Speaker, Mentor. @iitguwahati alum, Creator of @deephunt_in. | Interested in all things data and machine learning.



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