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Common Pochard



Kingdom: Animalia       Phylum: Chordata      Class: Aves (Birds)      Order: Anseriformes       Family: Anatidae

Common Pochard
Common Pochard (Aythya ferina) male
 

Common Pochard (Aythya ferina) is a common winter visitor India, except for far south. This bird is found in the wetlands.  Size: 48 cm

Local name: Lal seer or Lalsir   Food: buds, shoots, seeds, of aquatic plants, molluscs, insects, tadpoles, small fish

 


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