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Shanghai, China
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Anseriformes > Anatidae

Baer's Pochard

Aythya baeri

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Extremely rare diving duck, often found singly or in small groups within nonbreeding flocks of more common duck species. Breeds on sheltered, well-vegetated lakes; prefers large open bodies of water in the winter. Head of both sexes a glossy dark green, often not visible in poor lighting or at a distance. Boldly patterned chestnut-and-white sides unique among ducks;compare the brown sides of Ferruginous Duck and pale sides of Common Pochards, both smaller species.

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