Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca)
(aka White-eyed Pochard, Ferruginous Pochard, Ferruginous White-eye, Common White-eye)
Male Ferruginous Duck (Captive) August 2000 - click for larger image WWT Barnes, London, England
August 2000
Captive Bird

These photos are of an adult male Ferruginous Duck in summer plumage. Note the rich chestnut colour and the striking, pure white undertail coverts. The eclipse male is duller and browner looking similar to the female but it retains the white eye which distinguishes it from the dark-eyed female Ferruginous Duck.

Male Ferruginous Duck (Captive) August 2000 - click for larger image They winter around the Mediterranean, in sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and southern Asia returning to Central Europe and Asia in April/May to breed.
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