WILDFOWL COMPARISON
Bean/Greylag Goose | Barnacle/Canada Goose | Lesser/Greater Scaup
Lesser/Greater White Fronted Goose | Magpie/Spur-winged Goose | Redhead/Pochard
Ring Necked/Tufted Duck | Ross's/Snow Goose | Red-billed Teal/White Cheeked Pintail
FERRUGINOUS DUCK v's SOUTHERN POCHARD
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Ferruginous Duck (Slimbridge //) Southern Pochard (Slimbridge 08/09/12)
Ferruginous Duck
Southern Pochard
   To aid identification we shall compare various significant parts of the ducks: -
   The Head, Beak and Eyes
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Ferruginous Duck Southern Pochard
The main differences between the ducks are:-

The Ferruginous Duck has White eyes and darker beak.
The Southern Pochard has Red eyes and lighter beak.
Ferruginous Duck
Southern Pochard
   The Breast and Body
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Ferruginous Duck Southern Pochard
The main differences between the ducks are:-

The Ferruginous Duck has a Chestnut Brown Breast.
The Southern Pochard has a Black with with Purple iridescence Breast.
Ferruginous Duck
Southern Pochard
   The Legs and Feet
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Ferruginous Duck Southern Pochard
The legs and feet of both ducks are similar
Ferruginous Duck
Southern Pochard
GENERAL COLOUR COMPARISONS
Body PartFerruginous DuckSouthern Pochard
HeadChestnut BrownBlack with Purple iridescence
EyeWhiteBright Red
BeakGreyPale Blue/Grey with Black tip
NeckChestnut BrownBlack with Purple iridescence
BreastChestnut BrownBlack with Purple iridescence
UnderbodyWhiteDark Brown
FlanksReddish BrownChestnut Brown
Wing CovertsDark BrownDark Brown
UndertailWhiteDark Brown
TailBlackDark Brown
LegsGreyBlue/Grey
FeetGreyBlue/Grey
   Now that we can identify the wildfowl, where can we find them at WWT Slimbridge?

   They can be found in the following zones: -
   Ferruginous Duck. - Found in the Geese of the Word Zone.
   Southern Pochard. - Found in the Lesser Flamingo Zone.