Aythya ferina x Aythya fuligula

(c) Harry J. Lehto

Pochard x Tufted Duck male

Punasotka x Tukkasotka koiras

Finnå, Espoo, Finland, May 19, 2009
EF 500mm f4.0 (+1.4x +2.0x), ISO 800-3200 , distance 10-50m

Size: Larger than Tufted Duck, close to Porchard
Note: Pattern of bill, eye color and wing bars
Pictures number 3 and 5 are Common Pochard, Aythya ferina male taken for comparison at the same site and light.
Appeared to be paired with a female Pochard. Not aggressivity between this bird and male pochards. No vocalizations heard.

Last update: Jun 10, 2009

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