The Red-crested pochard (Netta rufina) is a large diving duck and its main breeding range is thinly dispersed over Southern Europe to Turkey. Its main range then extends across Central Asia from East of the Black Sea to NW China. In the AWB Region apart from a few isolated breeding sites in Turkey, South Caucasus, Eastern Iran and Southern Iraq , it is mainly a winter visitor with a few areas where birds are found permanently, this also occurs in Palestine, Syria, Egypt and the Maghreb states.
Order: Anseriformes Family: Anatidae Genus: Netta
Species... Netta rufina Red-crested pochard - Species - ebird.org Red-crested pochard - Species sheet - wikipedia.org Red-crested pochard - Identify - slim-bridge.co.uk Red-crested pochard - Database - avibase Red-crested pochard - Sounds & Maps - xeno-canto.org
Additional Material... Red-crested pochard - Images - google.com Red-crested pochard - Video - youtube.com Red-crested pochard - Datazone - birdlife.org