Species Details

@Majbah Mishu,Bangladesh;

Common Pochard Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Aythya ferina
Family : Anatidae
Order : Anseriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Haors
Description : The Common Pochard is a silvery or brown duck with a large dome-shaped head (adult bird length approximately 48 cm, weight 820 g, wing 21 cm, bill 4.6 cm, tarsus 3.7 cm, tail 6.5 cm). The breeding male looks silver-grey from above and largely greyish-white from below. It is usually seen in large flocks.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:Majbah Mishu,Bangladesh;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;more information, please contact us.