Common Pochard (Aythya ferina) - HBW 1, p. 616
French: Fuligule milouin
Spanish: Porrón Europeo
Other common names: Pochard, European/Eurasian/Northern Pochard
Taxonomy: Anas ferina Linnaeus, 1758, Europe.
Forms superspecies with A. valisineria. Hybridization with several species of Aythya and Amazonetta brasiliensis recorded in captivity. Monotypic.
Distribution: Iceland and W Europe E through C Asia to SE USSR; scattered populations from Turkey through S Palearctic to NE China and N Japan.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 71 videos
A male bird paddling with his flippers in order to get food to the surface. Locality Oostvaardersplassen Nature Reserve, Flevoland Province, Netherlands
Yoel Jimenez 4 September 2011 4 years ago 37 sec 4.7
A male bird paddling with his flippers so the food comes up. Locality Oostvaardersplassen Nature Reserve, Flevoland Province, Netherlands
Yoel Jimenez 4 September 2011 4 years ago 47 sec 4.6
A female swimming. Locality Candasnos, Huesca, Aragón, Spain (Monotypic species)
Jesús Laborda 11 May 2012 3 years ago 38 sec 4.5
A chick preening Locality Helsinki, Southern Finland Province, Finland
Javier Ortas 28 June 2010 5 years ago 31 sec 4.5
Two drakes and a duck preen at edge of lake Locality Slimbridge Wildlife & Wetlands Trust, Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, England, Great Britain (Monotypic species)
Desmond Allen 27 November 2008 3 years ago 23 sec 4.4
A male displaying among a number of females. Locality La Veguilla Lagoon, Alcázar de San Juan, Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha, Spain (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 9 March 2015 33 weeks ago 50 sec 4.3
PhotosSee all 141 photos
A Aythya ferina pair and a Common coot
Locality Zonguldak Province, Turkey
Mustafa Sozen 12 February 2012 1 year ago 4.8
Resting adult male which just has spotted an over-flying Northern Goshawk.
Locality Rogaland County, Norway
Bjørn-Tore Rekve Seim 19 February 2010 23 weeks ago 4.7
Locality Picardie, France
Didier Collin 4 May 2006 2 years ago 4.6
A side view of a female.
Locality Ria Formosa Natural Park, Algarve Region, Portugal (Monotypic species)
Eric Roualet 6 October 2015 21 weeks ago 4.5
Locality Lombardy Region, Italy
Mario Caffi 26 April 2012 21 weeks ago 4.5
Locality Linlithgow Loch, Linlithgow, West Lothian Council, Scotland, Great Britain (Monotypic species)
Lukasz Michal Pulawski 21 December 2014 50 weeks ago 4.5