DIVING DUCK IDENTIFICATION
Cranes | Dabbling Ducks | Flamingo | Geese | Sea Ducks
Shelducks | Shovelers | Swans | Whistling Ducks
   Diving ducks mainly feed by diving beneath the surface of the water. Diving ducks are mostly gregarious and
   mainly found on fresh water and estuaries. They are strong fliers but have difficulty taking off, having to run
   across the water to gain take off speed.

   Diving ducks have their legs further back on their bodies than dabbling ducks to help propel them when
   underwater, though this restricts their ability to walk on land.
   There are many different species of Diving Duck found at WWT Slimbridge: -
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Baer's Pochard (Slimbridge 09/04/11) Canvasback (Slimbridge 09/04/11) Ferruginous Duck (Slimbridge 15/08/11)
Baer's Pochard
Canvasback
Ferruginous Duck
Greater Scaup (Slimbridge 24/03/12) Hardhead (Slimbridge 09/04/11) Lesser Scaup (Slimbridge 26/05/12)
Greater Scaup
Hardhead
Lesser Scaup
Marbled Teal (Slimbridge 01/10/11) Pochard (Slimbridge 26/05/12) Red Crested Pochard (Slimbridge 25/03/11)
Marbled Teal
Pochard
Red Crested Pochard
Redhead (Slimbridge 26/05/12) Ring Necked Duck (Slimbridge 25/03/11) Rosybill (Slimbridge 09/04/11)
Redhead
Ring Necked Duck
Rosybill
Southern Pochard (Slimbridge 26/05/12) Tufted Duck (Slimbridge 09/04/11)
Southern Pochard
Tufted Duck