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.
- 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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