Common Pochard
Aythya ferina

– medium-sized duck, smaller than Mallard
– probably diurnal migration but strategy not well understood
– local moving small to medium flocks in formation

BIF852_MPU_I8Z5657_100730_cpoch-1-AD-M_hu_hortobagy
Common Pochard Aythya ferina, M AD
BIF0852, 30/07/2010, Hortobágy, Hungary, Mathias Putze

BIF853_MPU_I8Z4898_100730_cpoch-1-AD-M_hu_hortobagy
Common Pochard Aythya ferina, M AD
BIF0853, 30/07/2010, Hortobágy, Hungary, Mathias Putze

BIF854_MPU_I8Z5076_100730_cpoch-1-AD-F_hu_hortobagy
Common Pochard Aythya ferina, F
BIF0854, 30/07/2010, Hortobágy, Hungary, Mathias Putze

BIF855_MPU_I8Z5246_100730_cpoch-1-AD-F_hu_hortobagy
Common Pochard Aythya ferina, F
BIF0855, 30/07/2010, Hortobágy, Hungary, Mathias Putze

BIF856_MPU_I1Q2713_131019_cpoch-FL-M-F_d_wermsdorf
Common Pochard Aythya ferina, M F
BIF0856, 19/10/2013, Wermsdorf, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF857_MPU_PMA6509_110530_cpoch-AD-F-M-F_male_female_hybrid-mit-ferduc_mongolia_buir-nuur
Common Pochard Aythya ferina, M F
Common Pochard A ferina X Ferruginous Duck A nyroca hybrid
BIF0857, 30/05/2011, Buir Nuur, Mongolia, Mathias Putze

BIF851-2_MPU_I8Z2012_090727_tuftduck-FL_cpoch-FL_d_havelland
Common Pochard Aythya ferina
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula
BIF0851, 27/07/2009, Havelland, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF858-1_MPU_110224_PMA4164_110224_cpoch-FL_tuftduck-2-M_d_havelland
Common Pochard Aythya ferina
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula
BIF0858, 24/02/2011, Havelland, Germany, Mathias Putze


Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula
Common Pochard Aythya ferina
BIF1438, 14/12/2014, Rügen, Germany, Mathias Putze

voice: usually nonvocal during migration

comparison species:
Red-crested Pochard
Ferruginous Duck

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