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Synonyms for pochard

heavy-bodied Old World diving duck having a grey-and-black body and reddish head

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Pochards have declined signifi-cantly in recent years across Europe, leading it to be listed as vulnerable.
Thirty Baer's pochard ducklings have been hatched at the zoo which is a similar number living in the wild.
Numbers of lapwings, redshanks, pochards, yellow wagtails and great crested grebe have all increased and rare birds such as a purple heron, citrine wagtail, blue-winged teal, and a pair of bitterns have all been spotted.
whooper swans, mute swans (Cygnus olor), bar-headed geese (Anser indicus), common pochards (Aythya ferina), and tufted ducks (Aythya fuligula) (30-32).
RARE Ferruginous Ducks from Eastern Europe have been found among flocks of wintering tufted ducks and pochards in Hertfordshire, Lancashire, Sussex and Warwickshire.
At RSPB Conwy two Bitterns were here and three Firecrests again on Saturday, while more Goldeneyes and Pochards indicated colder weather to the east.
Rabbits are the prime target of locals, and any who chase ducks shoot just a box or two of shells per year, holding out for a few of the delicious corn-eating rosy-billed pochards.
Malagasy conservationists are learning the skills needed to breed and rear pochards.
We have recorded more than 220 species of birds, including Sarus ( state bird of UP), Blue Throat and waterfowls like Malard, Pintale, Shovelers, Garganey, Pochards, Wigeons and Waders.
The migratory birds include mallards, teals, shovellers, gadwalls, pochards, a few flocks of Greylag Geese and Ruddy Shelducks are seen at this sanctuary.
In contrast, populations of six species reached an all-time low - mallards, pochards, goldeneyes, red-breasted mergansers, ringed plovers and dunlins.
The numbers of water birds such as pochards, dunlins and Greenland white-fronted geese over-wintering on Welsh shores have fallen significantly in the past decade, according to the survey by a coalition of conservationists.
Radiographs, followed by dissection of the gizzards, showed that 31% of the rosybilled pochards and 29% of the fulvous whistling-ducks had ingested lead pellets (between 1-4 per animal).
Dabbling ducks (Tribe Anatini) are in the center of the continuum and pochards (Tribe Aythyini) are on the other extreme, typically nesting in open sites with floating nests or near the water.
By experimentally infecting wild ducks, we found that tufted ducks, Eurasian pochards, and mallards excreted significantly more virus than common teals, Eurasian wigeons, and gadwalls; yet only tufted ducks and, to a lesser degree, pochards became ill or died.