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Tufted Duck (Female)

Observed: 1st January 2010 By: sb9347
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Tufted Duck (Female)
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Probably not a female

The species identification is correct, but female Tufted Ducks tend to be browner with less contrasting flanks. This one looks more like a male to me, perhaps an advanced plumaged first year male (adult males should have 'cleaner' black and white plumage at this time of year).