WILDFOWL COMPARISON
Bean/Greylag Goose | Barnacle/Canada Goose | Ferruginous Duck/Southern Pochard
Lesser/Greater Scaup | Lesser/Greater White Fronted Goose | Magpie/Spur-winged Goose
Redhead/Pochard | Ross's/Snow Goose | Red-billed Teal/White Cheeked Pintail
RING-NECKED DUCK v's TUFTED DUCK
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Ring-Necked Duck (Slimbridge 23/11/13) Tufted Duck (Slimbridge 09/04/11)
Ring-Necked Duck
Tufted Duck
   To aid identification we shall compare various significant parts of the ducks: -
   The Head, Beak and Eyes
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Ring-Necked Duck Tufted Duck
The main differences between the ducks are:-

The Ring-necked Duck has a White band at the end of the beak,
   and a thin White strip at the base of the beak.
The Tufted Duck has a tuft at the back of the head.
Ring-Necked Duck
Tufted Duck
   The Breast and Body
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Ring-Necked Duck Tufted Duck
The Breast and Body are similar.
Ring-Necked Duck
Tufted Duck
   The Legs and Feet
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Ring-Necked Duck Tufted Duck
The Legs and Feet are similar.
Ring-Necked Duck
Tufted Duck
GENERAL COLOUR COMPARISONS
Body PartRing-Necked DuckTufted Duck
HeadBlack with Purple sheenBlack with Purple sheen with Tuft
EyeYellowYellow
BeakGrey/Blue with White band and Black tipGrey/Blue with Black tip
NeckBlack with Purple sheenBlack with Purple sheen
BreastBlackBlack with Purple sheen
UnderbodyWhitish GreyWhite
FlanksWhitish GreyWhite
UpperpartsBlackBlack
TailBlackBlack
LegsGreyGrey
FeetGreyGrey
   Now that we can identify the ducks, where can we find them at WWT Slimbridge?

   They can be found in the following zones: -
   Ring-Necked Duck. - Found in the North America Zone.
   Tufted Duck. - Found in the Swan Lake Zone.