ferruginous duck

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Related to ferruginous ducks: Fudge duck, Ferruginous Pochard

ferruginous duck

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(Animals) a common European duck, Aythyra nyroca, having reddish-brown plumage with white wing bars
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In spring, internationally threatened migrant birds the corncrake and the great snipe can be spied, while small numbers of near-threatened ferruginous ducks take up wintertime residence at the freshwater marsh.
RARE Ferruginous Ducks from Eastern Europe have been found among flocks of wintering tufted ducks and pochards in Hertfordshire, Lancashire, Sussex and Warwickshire.