04 April, 2011

Ferruginous Duck

Scientific Name: Aythya nyroca

Population Estimate: 160-260K, Near Threatened

Range / Habitat: Inland freshwater lakes in Europe, mainland Asia and into northern Africa.

Field Notes: Medium-sized diving duck with chestnut head and sides, black back and white undertail and belly. Yellow eye.

Personal Notes: Seen at Minnesota Zoo.

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