RED-CRESTED POCHARD
(Netta Rufina)
Red-Breasted Goose               Redhead


Asia Zone - Slimbridge
The Red-Crested Pochard is found in the Asia zone, SlimbridgeMap (Slimbridge)
Breeding Habitat
Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Czechoslovakia and Romania.
Winter Habitat or Migration Area
Winter in the Black Sea, Caspian Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Iraq, Iran, India and Burma.

Conservation Status


Size
530mm to 550mm (21" to 22")

Appearance - Drake
The male has a rounded Orange/Red head, a Red bill and Black breast. The flanks are White, the back Brown with a Black tail. The eyes are Red and the legs and feet are Orange/Red.

Appearance - Duck
The female has mainly Brown plumage with a darker back and crown and a Whitish face with a Grey/Brown bill. The eyes are Brown and the legs and feet are Grey/Pink.

Habitat
Lakes, Rivers and Coastal areas.

Diet
Aquatic Plants, Insects, Larvae and Small Aquatic Animals.

Breeding Time
April to early June

Nest
The nest is built from roots, twigs and leaves and lined with down, amongst vegetation close to water.

Eggs
Quantity: 8 to 12.
Colour: Pale Green.

Slimbridge Wildfowl M - R
Maccoa Duck (Oxyura Maccoa)
Magpie Goose (Anseranas Semipalmata)
Magellan Goose (Chloephaga Picta)
Mallard (Anas Platyrhynchos)
Mandarin (Aix Galericulata)
Marbled Teal (Marmaronetta Angustirostris)
Moorhen (Gallinula Chloropus)
Muscovy Duck (Cairina Moschata)
Mute Swan (Cygnus Olor)
Northern Pintail (Anas Acuta)
Northern Shoveler (Anas Clypeata)
Pacific Black Duck (Anas Superciliosa)
Patagonian Crested Duck (Lophonetta Specularioides Specularioides)
Philippine Duck (Anas Luzonica)
Plumed Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna Eytoni)
Pochard (Aythya Ferina)
Puna Teal (Anas Puna)
Radjah Shelduck (Tadorna Radjah)
Red-billed Teal (Anas Erythrorhyncha)
Red-breasted Goose (Branta Ruficollis)
Red-crested Pochard (Netta Rufina)
Redhead (Aythya Americana)
Red Shoveler (Anas Platalea)
Ring-necked Duck (Aythya Collaris)
Ringed Teal (Callonetta Leucophrys)
Ross's Goose (Anser Rossii or Chen Rossii)
Rosybill (Vetta Peposaca)
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura Jamaicensis)
Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna Ferruginea)
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RED-CRESTED POCHARD
Red-Breasted Goose               Redhead
Red-Crested Pochard
©Nigel Key Red-Crested Pochard (Slimbridge May 2012)

The Red-Crested Pochard is a diving duck from southern Europe and central Asia.

The Red-Crested Pochard is a gregarious bird forming large flocks in winter and often mix with other diving ducks such as the Common Pochard.

A feral population of Red Crested Pochard has been established in the United Kingdom which have more than likely formed from escapees.
   Hear the Red-Crested Pochard's Call:-


Photographs ©Nigel Key, Click thumbnail to enlarge.
Red-Crested Pochard (Slimbridge July 2014) Red-Crested Pochard (Slimbridge July 2014) Red-Crested Pochard (Slimbridge April 2015)
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Red-Crested Pochard (Slimbridge March 2014) Red-Crested Pochard (Slimbridge May 2014) Red-Crested Pochard (Slimbridge May 2014)
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Red-Crested Pochard (Slimbridge September 2012) Red-Crested Pochard (Slimbridge March 2014) Red-Crested Pochard (Slimbridge March 2014)
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Red-Crested Pochard (Slimbridge March 2012) Red-Crested Pochard (Slimbridge May 2012) Red-Crested Pochard (Slimbridge May 2012)
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Red-Crested Pochard (Slimbridge March 2012) Red-Crested Pochard (Slimbridge March 2012) Red-Crested Pochard (Slimbridge March 2012)
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Red-Crested Pochard (Slimbridge March 2011) Red-Crested Pochard (Slimbridge March 2011) Red-Crested Pochard (Slimbridge April 2011)
25/03/11
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Red-Crested Pochard (Slimbridge October 2008) Red-Crested Pochard (Slimbridge August 2010) Red-Crested Pochard (Slimbridge August 2010)
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Related Links: -
W.W.T. Official Website - www.wwt.org.uk/
Common Pochard - www.slim-bridge.co.uk