Red-crested Pochard
(Netta Rufina)

Appearance - The male Red-crested Pochard has a rounded orange head, black breast, grey-brown back, white flanks, and black tail. The male also has a bright red beak, red eyes, and red-orange legs and feet. The female has a dark brown crown and nape with white cheeks, upperparts are brown with underparts being lighter brown. The females beak is dark grey with pinkish legs and feet.

Notes - The Red-crested Pochard is a typical diving-duck which likes deep well-vegetated lakes. During courtship the male will dive for food which is offered to the female.

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