Ducks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)

Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina) - HBW 1, p. 615

French: Nette rousse German: Kolbenente Spanish: Pato Colorado
Other common names: Red-crested Duck

Taxonomy: Anas rufina Pallas, 1773, Caspian Sea and lakes of the Tartarian Desert.
Usually considered a link between dabbling ducks and Aythya pochards. Hybridization recorded in captivity with several species of genera Anas and Aythya. Monotypic.

Distribution: Scattered populations in W Europe, from S and E Spain and S France eastwards; bulk of population from Black Sea and Turkey E to NW China.