Species Details

@MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);

Tufted Duck Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Aythya fuligula
Family : Anatidae
Order : Anseriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Tufted Pochard
Habitat : Lakes, reservoirs and open deep waters.
Description : The Tufted Duck is a medium sized duck with a crest (adult bird length approximately 43 cm, weight 750 g, wing 20 cm, bill 4 cm, tarsus 3.5 cm, tail 5.5 cm). In the breeding season, the male looks glossy black from above and white from below. It has a prominent black drooping crest. It is a gregarious bird and is usually seen in large flocks in the winter.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Jorge Leitão(www.xeno-canto.org/Jorge Leitão), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.