Species Details

@MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);

Red‑crested Pochard Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Netta rufina
Family : Anatidae
Order : Anseriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Large inland waters with submerged vegetation.
Description : The Red-crested Pochard is a medium-sized duck (adult bird length approximately 54 cm, weight 980 g, wing 26 cm, bill 5 cm, tarsus 4.2 cm, tail 6.7 cm). Its bill is bright red with a paler nail. It has a bright red iris and black bordered orange-yellow legs and feet. Its breast and belly are black.
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:MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;more information, please contact us.