Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina
Red-crested Pochard, Coto Donana, Spain, March 2017 - click for larger image

Coto Doñana, Spain
March 2017

The Red-crested Pochard breeds in scattered areas from Spain, around the Mediterranean, through the Black Sea an Turkey to Mongolia and north-west China. While most European populations are sedentary others migrate either to the Mediterranean or to India and south-west China. See the distribution map at Birdlife International.

Red-crested Pochard, Coto Donana, Spain, March 2017 - click for larger image The male has a rusty-orange head and coral-red bill while the female is generally brown with whitish sides to the face and a dark grey bill with pinkish tip. In flight they show broad white wing-bars and the male has white patches on the flanks.
Red-crested Pochard, Coto Donana, Spain, March 2017 - click for larger image
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