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Duck  Red-Crested Pochard

Male Red-Crested Pochard - Photo  Copyright 2005 Steve Botham
Photo: Steve Botham

UK Safari Tip:
Get help identifying wetland birds with the beautifully illustrated fold out ID chart in the Nature shop - click here

Latin name: Netta rufina

Size: Approximately 55cms.

Distribution: Found mainly in central and southern England.

Months seen: Can be seen all year round, although some birds are winter visitors and only seen from September to April.

Food: Vegetation

Habitat: Lakes, reservoirs and gravel pits

Special features: Differs from the Pochard in that it is a larger bird

Click for more infoThe female (left) has has dark brown head with pale grey coloured cheeks.

The male (top) has a bright orange coloured head - hence the name.

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