English
Albanian
Armenian
Bulgarian
Catalan
Croatian
Danish
Dutch
Finnish
French
Georgian
German
Greek
Hungarian
Italian
Latvian
Lithuanian
Macedonian
Norwegian
Portuguese
Romanian
Russian
Sami : Lule sami
Sami : North sami
Sami : South sami
Scientific names
Serbian
Swedish
Ukrainian

BirdID

Nord University

Pochard (Aythya ferina)

Appearance:

Medium sized diving duck. Male with rufous brown head and pale grey body. Female indistinctly coloured in grey and brown, with diffuse head markings. Easiest identified by fairly distinct head profile; long bill continuous with sloping forehead, ending in peaked crown (both sexes). Bulky body and short neck. Both sexes with long, pale grey wing-bars. Juveniles like female, except body warmer brown.

Sound:

Female: a coarse "ahrrrrrrr-ahrrrrr-ahrrrr" with a vibrating quality. Male courting call a pleasant, drawn out, nasal whistle "tweeeeep", rising in pitch, often followed by a falling "puuuh" (e.g a long disyllabic tweeepuuuuuuh). Also a sharper "ki-ki-ki" or "ki-ki-kiko".

Display call:

Error loading Flash for sound!
See sound file


Distribution:

Wikipedia: map (se also Xeno-canto below)

Ecology:

Birdlife ecology

Links:

Observation.org Latest observations

Video IBC

Image search Flickr NB! May give other species

Sound search at Xeno-canto

Featherbase

CC

CC-sound:Jarek Matusiak, Licence,Link.

Facts:
Length (cm):
42-49
Wingspan (cm):
72-82
Weight (gram):
650-1200
Size group:
Crow-size
Similar species (image):
Similar species (sound):
Silhouette Group:
Duck-like
Silhouette
Next species
Prev species
Change to another species
Compare to another species
Several different images of the species
ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage
Several different sounds of the species