Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Ducks, Geese and Swans :: Ferruginous Pochard

Ferruginous Pochard Aythya nyroca

Described by: Güldenstädt (1770)
Alternate common name(s): Ferruginous Duck, White-eyed Pochard, Ferruginous White-eye, Common White-eye
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Vaulx-en-Velin, Rhone, Rhone-Alpes, France - Nov 11, 2001 © Pascal Dubois  Montreuil-Juigné, Maine-et-Loire, Pays de La Loire, France - Feb 11, 2001 © Alain Fossé  Montreuil-Juigné, Maine-et-Loire, Pays de La Loire, France - Feb 11, 2001 © Alain Fossé 
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W. Europe to c. Asia;
Fragmented distribution;
W. Europe in Spain (Marismas of Guadalquivir), n. Africa (Morocco, Libya), France (Dombes), Netherlands, Germany and e. across s. Europe in w. Slovakia (Senne), Hungary, Romania to Turkey, Bulgaria (Poda Lagoon on the Black Sea coast), Belarus, s. Russia (Dnestr-Dnepr and Kuban), Israel (Hula Nature Reserve), cn. Arabia (breeds on an artificial river near Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), Iran (Seistan basin), Turkestan, Kazakhstan, Aral Sea region, Kirghiz steppes, Altai, w. Mongolia and w. and c. China (Sinkiang e. to Inner Mongolia and n. Szechwan). Isolated breeding populations in Libya, Turkey, Iran, w. Afghanistan, Nepal, Tibet, and nw. India (Kashmir and Ladakh).
Formerly bred in Mediterranean countries of Morocco, Algeria and Israel. Migration through Karze (Kazi) Reservoir in Lhunzhub country, Tibet,
Winters in the e. Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea and Caspian Sea lowlands s. in w. and e. sub-Saharan Africa (Senegal, Mali (Lake Horo), Nigeria, Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya), Arabian Gulf region (Dhofar, Oman), Iraq, Iran, Pakistan (lower Sind), Nepal and India, Bangladesh (Haor Basin), n. Burma, and sc. China.


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Massaciuccolis Oasis
Location unknown - Date unknown Source: ETI BioInformatics


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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