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Slimebridge (1) 24.1.2010

Observed: 24th January 2011 By: nick stacey
Slimebridge (1) 24.1.2010
Slimebridge (2) 24.1.2010

Please could you identify this pair of ducks

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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One of two very similar North American species.

Compare these two with photos of Pochard (Aythya ferina) on Ispot or elsewhere.

The pale band on the bill (particularly in males), and perhaps the more rounded head shape, may be obvious.

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Thanks for identifying them,

Thanks for identifying them, didn't think they with Pochard.

Ps i asked jeeves, Canvasback, checked the images, spot on

Cheers nick

N Stacey