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Baer's Pochard - BirdForum Opus

Photo by MacNara
Suminoe Park, Osaka, Japan, November 2015
Aythya baeri

Identification

41–47 cm (16-18 in)

  • Dark back and upper flanks
  • White belly
  • Blackish head, upper neck
  • Chestnut-brown and white flanks
  • White wing bar visible in flight
  • Whitish eyes

Distribution

Asia: found in Russia, Siberia, China, Inner Mongolia, Pakistan, India, Eastern and Western Himalayas, Bangladesh, North Korea, Japan, Taiwan
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

Found on lakes with rich aquatic vegetation. Also in nearby dense grassland and flooded meadows. In winter usually seen on freshwater lakes, rivers and sometimes reservoirs.

Behaviour

Diet

There is very little recorded, but they are thought to eat plant materials, particularly rice, and frogs.

Breeding

The nest is built on a tussock or under shrubs, sometimes floating, and occasionally amongst branches.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. BirdLife International
  4. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2015)
  5. Wikipedia
  6. BF Member observations

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