Common Pochard Duck (Aythya Ferina)
The Common Pochard duck belongs from the Anatidae family. It is the medium-sized diving Duck. The scientific name of this duck is Aythya ferina and this name derived from the Greek language. Here in this article, you will see the Common Pochard Duck facts, guide, and images.
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Common Pochard Facts
The male common pochard duck has a red head and neck with gray color feathers on the back. They also have a long dark beak with gray band and black tip.
The common pochard male duck has a black breast and red eyes. They also have a gray color legs and feet.
The female common pochard duck has a brown color feathers on all over the body and on the head. They also have a narrow gray color beak and black eyes.
|Common Pochard Duck||Specification|
|Scientific name||Aythya ferina|
|Other names||Northern Pochard, pochard, Fuligule milouin(French)|
|Length||40 to 50 cm|
|Weight||Male: 600 to 1,250 grams|
|Female: 450 to 1,100 grams|
|Wingspan||70 to 80 cm|
|Eggs||5 to 14 eggs|
|Incubation Period||24-26 days|
|Sexual maturity||365 days old|
|Egg color||Metalic gray color eggs|
|Distribution||Europe, Asia, Africa, Indian Subcontinent, South and East Asia.|
|Habitat||Marshes and lakes, lakes, slow flowing rivers, reservoirs, and lagoons.|
|Food||Aquatic invertebrates, aquatic plants, molluscs, roots, tubers, shoots, seeds, and small fish.|
|Sound||Whistlesnote like aaoo-oo-haa.|
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