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
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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 41 weeks ago 50 sec 4.3
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Adult male in local lake during breeding season.
Locality Djurgården, Stockholm City, Stockholm County, Sweden
Ivan Sjögren 4 April 2016 1 week ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4.8
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 31 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 29 weeks ago 4.5
Locality Lombardy Region, Italy
Mario Caffi 26 April 2012 29 weeks ago 4.5