Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves (Birds) Order: Anseriformes Family: Anatidae
Ferruginous Pochard (Aythya nyroca), also known as White-eyed Pochard, is a common winter visitor in north India, less common in east and south. Breeds in Kashmir, Tibet and Siberia. This bird is found in the wetlands and is quite widespread all over India.
Identification: The male is rufous brown with a conspicuous white iris. Size: 41 cm
Local Name: Kurchiya Food: vegetable matter, fish, insects