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2011-01-25 12:13:19

The number of birds flying south for the winter in the Philippines has dropped this year and experts say the cause is the collapse of wetlands and hunting.

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Baer’s Pochard, Aythya baeri
2012-03-22 18:39:44

Baer’s Pochard, (Aythya baeri), is a species of diving duck found in southeast Russia and northeast China. It migrates in winter months to southern China, Vietnam, Japan and India. Its habitat is lakes with rich aquatic vegetation. It nests in dense grass, flooded tussock meadows, or flooded shrubby meadows. In Liaoning, China, it is typically found in densely vegetated coastal wetlands, or around lakes and ponds surrounded by forest. It prefers freshwater lakes and reservoirs in the...

Ferruginous Duck, Aythya nyroca
2012-01-12 23:11:03

The Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca) is a medium-sized species of diving duck found in Eurasia. Its breeding habitat is marshland and lakes with water depth of at least 3-4 feet. It breeds in southern and eastern Europe and southern and western Asia. It is somewhat migratory, and winters farther south into north Africa. It is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies. The adult male Ferruginous Duck is rich...

2009-01-17 14:28:55

The Common Pochard (Aythya ferina) is a species of diving duck found in temperate and northern Europe into Asia. Their habitat is marshes and lakes that are more than 3 feet in depth. They are migratory, and winter in southern Europe and points west. In the British Isles, birds breed in eastern England and lowland Scotland, and in small numbers in Northern Ireland. Large numbers over-winter in Great Britain, after retreating from Russia and Scandinavia. The adult male has a long dark bill...

2005-06-02 10:25:18

The Redhead (Aythya americana) is a medium-sized diving duck. The adult male has a blue bill, a red head and neck, a black breast, yellow eyes and a grey back. The adult female has a brown head and body and a darker bluish bill with a black tip. Their breeding habitat can be found in marshes and prairie potholes throughout western North America. Loss of nesting habitat has led to sharply declining populations. Females regularly lay eggs in the nests of other Redheads or other ducks,...

2005-06-02 10:11:05

The Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris) is a smaller diving duck found in wooded lakes or ponds in the northern United States and Canada. The adult male has a grey bill with a white band, a shiny purple head, a white breast, yellow eyes and a dark grey back. The adult female has a pale brown head and body with a dark brown back, a dark bill with a more subtle light band than the male and brown eyes. The cinnamon neck ring is usually difficult to observe. The nest is bowl-shaped, built...

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