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Pochard, White eyed (Aythya nyroca)
Photo by Psilo, Bolton,UK

Pochard, White eyed (Aythya nyroca)

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This middle sized, migrant duck is found in southern and eastern Europe. The main breeding habitats are to be found in fresh, shallow water where there is plenty of dense vegetation and a rich fauna. Their diet is mainly aquatic vegetation. Large scale hunting and deprivation of suitable habitat cause a serious threat to this species.

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