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.
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