|The Ferruginous Duck is found in the Geese of the World zone, Slimbridge|
|France, Spain, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Rumania, South Russia, Asia Minor, Kazahstan and Tibet.|
|Winter Habitat or Migration Area|
|Winters South to Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Nigeria, Arabia, India, Bhurma and Southwest China.|
Appearance - Drake
The male has a dark collar around the base of the neck, a Grey bill, Chestnut plumage with a Dark Brown back. It has a White belly and undertail, Light Yellow eye with Dark Grey legs and feet.
Appearance - Duck
The female is similar except duller plumage and a Brown eye.
Marshes, Lakes and Ponds.
Vegetation, Seeds, Aquatic Plants, Molluscs, Crustaceans, Worms, Small Fish and Aquatic Insects.
Early May to Mid June.
Builds its nest in a hollow lined with vegetation and down in reedbeds near the water.
Quantity: 8 to 10.
Colour: Pale Buff.
|Slimbridge Wildfowl C - F|
|Canada Goose (Branta Canadensis)|
|Canvasback (Aythya Valisineria)|
|Cape Barren Goose (Cereopsis Novaehollandiae)|
|Cape Teal (Anas Capensis)|
|Chestnut Teal (Anas Castanea)|
|Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus Chilensis)|
|Chiloe Wigeon (Anas Sibilatrix)|
|Chinese Spot-Billed Duck (Anas zonorhyncha)|
|Comb Duck (Sarkidiornis Melanotos)|
|Common Merganser (Mergus Merganser)|
|Coot (Fulica Atra)|
|Coscoroba Swan (Coscoroba Coscoroba)|
|Crested Screamer (Chauna Torquata)|
|Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides Virgo)|
|Eider (Somateria Mollissima)|
|Emperor Goose (Anser or Chen Canagicus)|
|Eurasian Crane (Grus Grus)|
|Eurasian Wigeon (Anas Penelope)|
|Falcated Duck (Anas Falcata)|
|Ferruginous Duck (Aythya Nyroca)|
|Freckled Duck (Stictonetta Naevosa)|
|Wildfowl (Listed Alphabetically)|
|A-B | C-F | G-L | M-R | S-Z|
The Ferruginous Duck, also known as the Ferruginous Pochard, is a diving duck from Eurasia.
The Ferruginous Dusk has suffered decline in Europe due to habitat loss and hunting and now breeds in Russia, Romania and Asia.
At a distance, the female Ferruginous Duck can be mistaken for the female Tufted Duck - the White undertail being the distinguishing feature.
|Hear the Ferruginous Duck's Call:-|