Ferruginous Pochard

Scientific Name: Aythya nyroca
Common Name: Ferruginous Pochard
Other Name: Ferruginous duck, Common white-eye or White-eyed pochard

Identifying Features: Dark reddish brown head, white belly, long grey bill, females have a dark eye.

Fun Facts:

  • These are gregarious birds.
  • They eat aquatic plants with some molluscs, aquatic insects and small fish. They often feed at night, and will upend (dabble) for food as well as the more characteristic diving.


This image was clicked by Heinz Rothacher – via Flickr.

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