Red-Crested Pochard

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Adult male red-crested pochards have a pale brown upperparts with a white edge to the primaries, and a broad white band along the full length of the wing. The neck and breast are black, the flanks are white and the tail is black. The head is orange with a fuzzy crown, and the eyes are red, the bill is pinkish red, and the legs and feet are orange.

In eclipse plumage, red-crested pochards are browner with a dark brown cap on the head and pale brown face. The bill is red.

Female red-crested pochards look like males in eclipse but the bill is grey with a pink patch near the tip.

Juveniles are similar to eclipse males but with a pink bill.

This article was originally published by Birdspot.co.uk. Read the original article here..

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