Tufted Duck
Aythya fuligula

– medium-sized duck, smaller than Mallard
– nocturnal/diurnal migrant
– migrates in pairs or (more regularly) in small to large flocks in formation

BIF847_MPU_PMA2705_110104_tuftduck-1-AD-M_d_leipzig
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula, M AD
BIF0847, 04/01/2011, Leipzig, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF848_MPU_I1Q5677_140609_tuftduck-4-AD-M-F_mng_buir-nuur
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula, M F AD
BIF0848, 09/06/2014, Buir Nuur, Mongolia, Mathias Putze

BIF849_MPU_I8Z9684_090729_tuftduck-5-AD-M-F_d_anklam
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula, M F AD
BIF0849, 29/07/2009, Anklam, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF850_MPU_I8Z9707_090729_tuftduck-2-M_d_anklam
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula, M AD
BIF0850, 29/07/2009, Anklam, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF851-1_MPU_I8Z2012_090727_tuftduck-FL_cpoch-FL_d_havelland
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula
Common Pochard Aythya ferina
BIF0851, 27/07/2009, Havelland, Germany, Mathias Putze

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


Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula
Common Pochard Aythya ferina
BIF1538, 14/12/2014, Rügen, Germany, Mathias Putze

voice: usually nonvocal during migration

comparison species:
Ferruginous Duck
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Ring-necked Duck

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