WILDFOWL COMPARISON
Bean/Greylag Goose | Barnacle/Canada Goose | Ferruginous Duck/Southern Pochard
Lesser/Greater Scaup | Lesser/Greater White Fronted Goose | Magpie/Spur-winged Goose
Ring Necked/Tufted Duck | Ross's/Snow Goose | Red-billed Teal/White Cheeked Pintail
REDHEAD v's POCHARD
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Redhead (Slimbridge 24/03/12) Pochard (Slimbridge 26/05/12)
Redhead
Pochard
   To aid identification we shall compare various significant parts of the Ducks: -
   The Head, Beak and Eyes
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Redhead Pochard
The main differences between the ducks is:-

The Redhead has Yellow eyes.
The Pochard has Red eyes and Dark Grey at the base of the Beak.
Redhead
Pochard
   The Breast and Body
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Redhead Pochard
The breast and body are similar.
Redhead
Pochard
   The Legs and Feet
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Redhead Pochard
The Legs and feet are similar.
Redhead
Pochard
GENERAL COLOUR COMPARISONS
Body PartRedheadPochard
HeadReddish ChestnutChestnut Brown
EyeYellowRed
BeakPale Blue with Black tipDark Grey with light Grey Band and Black tip
NeckReddish ChestnutChestnut Brown
BreastBlackBlack
UnderbodyLight GreyLight Grey
FlanksPale Grey vermiculatedGrey vermiculated
UpperpartsGrey vermiculatedGrey vermiculated
TailBlack/GreyGrey
LegsGreyGrey/Yellow
FeetGreyGrey/Yellow
   Now that we can identify the wildfowl, where can we find them at WWT Slimbridge?

   They can be found in the following zones: -
   Redhead. - Found in the Tundra Zone.
   Pochard. - Found in the Back from the Brink Zone.