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Friday, October 25, 2019

COMMON POCHARDS AMONG EURASIAN WIGEONS & EURASIAN COOTS, CIRCEO NATIONAL PARK,SABAUDIA,ITALY, 10/2/201

   In the first photo, the Common Pochard is the uppermost bird with gray flanks and back.  In the second photo, the two birds on the upper left with gray/whitish flanks and back are Common Pochards.  This last photo was taken at a great distance.  The third photo is a blow-up of the second photo.

   We can ID the ducks on the left as Common Pochards as follows:
  • The Pochards are about the same size as the Eurasian Wigeons
  • Chestnut head
  • Black rear end and tail
  • Greyish flanks and back
  • Dark bill with grayish band across outer part of upper mandible

   The Common Pochard is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 958.
 







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