Common PochardOpen or Close
Scientific name : Aythya ferina
Family : Anatidés
L de 42 à 49 cm, E de 70 à 80 cm
The Common Pochard is a species of diving duck, up to 2 meters deep, it disappears under water after a small jump and normally remain submerged from 13 to 16 seconds. The media most commonly visited are: freshwater ponds and brackish medium depth (0.50 to 3 m), food is diverse, tiny plants, insect larvae, shellfish.
The female lays one brood per year from July to October eggs in April-May The nest is on the ground near the water in a reed bed. It is made of grass and leaves, wood, feathers. From the birth of the chicks, the female leads them to water.