Ferruginous Pochard

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

Ferruginous Pochard
Ferruginous Pochard (Aythya nyroca)

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


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