Baer's Pochard (Slimbridge April 2011)
The Baer’s Pochard is a diving duck and is a close relative of the ferruginous duck.
The Baer’s Pochard numbers are decreasing due to hunting and habitat destruction, consequently its conservation status is currently at critically endangered.
410mm to 460mm (16" to 18")
Appearance - Male
The male Baer’s Pochard has a Black/Green head, White eyes, Grey/Blue bill with a Black tip, Brown breast, Dark Brown upperparts, wings and tail and White belly. It has a White vent and its speculum is White with Black tips. Its feet and legs are Grey.
Appearance - Female
The female is similar to the male except it is overall duller and has a Brown head and dark eyes.
Densely vegetated coastal Wetlands, Lakes, Ponds and Reservoirs.
Aquatic Insects and Plants, Molluscs, Shrimps, Fish, Seeds and Plants.
Mid May to July.
Nests in dense grass or flooded meadows.
Quantity: 9 to 15