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FERRUGINOUS DUCK (Aythya nyroca)

©Nigel Key Ferruginous Duck (Slimbridge April 2015)

The Ferruginous Duck, also known as the Ferruginous Pochard, is a Diving Duck from Eurasia.

The Ferruginous Duck has suffered decline in Europe due to habitat loss and hunting and now breeds in Russia, Romania and Asia.

The Ferruginous Duck is similar in appearance to the male Southern Pochard but is distinguishable by the White eye rather than the Red eye of the latter.
(Compare the two ducks)


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Conservation Status


Size
400mm (16")

Appearance - Male
The male has a dark collar around the base of the neck, a Grey bill, Chestnut plumage with a Dark Brown back. It has a White belly and undertail, Light Yellow eye with Dark Grey legs and feet.

Appearance - Female
The female is similar except duller plumage and a Brown eye.

Habitat
Marshes, Lakes and Ponds.

Diet
Vegetation, Seeds, Aquatic Plants, Molluscs, Crustaceans, Worms, Small Fish and Aquatic Insects.

Breeding Time
Early May to Mid June.

Nest
Builds its nest in a hollow lined with vegetation and down in reedbeds near the water.

Eggs
Quantity: 8 to 10
Colour: Pale Buff.











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PHOTOGRAPHS

Ferruginous Duck (WWT Slimbridge November 2017) - pic by Nigel Key Ferruginous Duck (WWT Slimbridge April 2018) - pic by Nigel Key Ferruginous Duck (WWT Slimbridge March 2019) - pic by Nigel Key
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Ferruginous Duck (WWT Slimbridge May 2016) - pic by Nigel Key Ferruginous Duck (WWT Slimbridge August 2016) - pic by Nigel Key Ferruginous Duck (WWT Slimbridge March 2017) - pic by Nigel Key
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Ferruginous Duck (WWT Slimbridge October 2011) - pic by Nigel Key Ferruginous Duck (WWT Slimbridge April 2015) - pic by Nigel Key Ferruginous Duck (WWT Slimbridge April 2015) - pic by Nigel Key
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Ferruginous Duck (WWT Slimbridge June 2010) - pic by Nigel Key Ferruginous Duck (WWT Slimbridge August 2011) - pic by Nigel Key Ferruginous Duck (WWT Slimbridge August 2011) - pic by Nigel Key
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Related Links:-


Tufted Duck - www.slim-bridge.co.uk

Ferruginous Duck v's Southern Pochard

Diving Ducks - www.slim-bridge.co.uk


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LOCATION

Ferruginous Duck
Breeding Habitat
France, Spain, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Rumania, South Russia, Asia Minor, Kazahstan and Tibet.
Winter Habitat or Migration Area
Winters South to Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Nigeria, Arabia, India, Bhurma and Southwest China.


WWT Slimbridge Location - Ferruginous Duck
Geese Of The World - WWT Slimbridge
© Nigel Key Geese Of The World Zone (WWT Slimbridge May 2013)

The Ferruginous Duck can be found in the Geese Of The World Zone, along with the following wildfowl:-
Andean Goose
Ashy-Headed Goose
Baikal Teal
Cape Barren Goose
Demoiselle Crane
Emperor Goose
Freckled Duck
Hawaiian Goose
Lesser Whistling Duck
Lesser White Fronted Goose
Magellan Goose
Mandarin Duck
Marbled Teal
Red-Breasted Goose
Ross's Goose
Ruddy-Headed Goose
Snow Goose
Spotted Whistling Duck
Spur-Winged Goose
Swan Goose
White Fronted Goose
Geese Of The World Zone (WWT Slimbridge)


WWT Slimbridge Wildfowl (Listed Alphabetically)
A-B  | C-F  | G-L  | M-R  | S-Z
Wildfowl C to F
Canada Goose
Canvasback
Cape Barren Goose
Cape Teal
Chestnut Teal
Chilean Flamingo
Chiloe Wigeon
Cinnamon Teal
Comb Duck
Common Merganser
Coot
Coscoroba Swan
Crested Screamer
Demoiselle Crane
Eider
Emperor Goose
Eurasian Crane
Eurasian Teal
Eurasian Wigeon
Falcated Duck
Ferruginous Duck
Freckled Duck
Fulvous Whistling Duck