Red-crested Pochard, Fistione turco, Branta roja, Nette rousse, Hełmiatka, Kolbenente, Krooneend (Netta rufina) ♂ , ♀

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Red-crested Pochard, Fistione turco, Branta roja, Nette rousse, Hełmiatka, Kolbenente, Krooneend (Netta rufina) ♂ , ♀

The Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina) is a large diving duck. Its breeding habitat is lowland marshes and lakes in southern Europe and Central Asia, wintering in the Indian Subcontinent and Africa. It is somewhat migratory, and northern birds winter further south into north Africa.

The adult male is unmistakable. It has a rounded orange head, red bill and black breast. The flanks are white, the back brown, and the tail black. The female is mainly a pale brown, with a darker back and crown and a whitish face. Eclipse males are like females but with red bills. They are gregarious birds, forming large flocks in winter, often mixed with other diving ducks, such as Common Pochards. They feed mainly by diving or dabbling. They eat aquatic plants, and typically upend for food more than most diving ducks.

Red-crested pochards build a nest by the lakeside among vegetation and lay 8-12 pale green eggs.

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Comments (9)

M.Kranenborg-Torn on January 21, 2013

Moet ik daar toch beter kijken kan ik hem ook spotten! Mooie opname, like.

Groetjes van Greetje

Erik van den Ham on January 21, 2013

Ja dit vrolijke stelletje kwam ik daar afgelopen zomer tegen. Kon me zo direct niet herinneren deze soort ooit eerder gezien te hebben.

Doei, Erik

bdeh on January 22, 2013

Prachtige opname van die Krooneenden Erik, die zie je niet vaak in NL. MOOI! met dat doorzichtige water, groeten Berend

Erik van den Ham on January 22, 2013

Ja leuk he bij mijn beste weten ook niet eerder gezien en daarom leuk om ook meteen een koppeltje te fotograferen. Ze gingen hier net vanaf de kant het water in.

Fijne avond, Erik

Nadia Kushnir on January 22, 2013

LIKE!!!!

© BraCom (Bram) on January 23, 2013

schitterende vogels en foto Like

Groeten, Bram

cp_u on January 23, 2013

wow, really impressive. LK
ciao, cp_u

poludziber on January 24, 2013

molto bella, like.......ciao, Flavio

✿ܓVeroH-sur © on January 30, 2013

Very teneder!!

like

Greetings

Vero♪

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