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Tufted Duck

Tufted Duck
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Copyright: Razvan Zinica (zetu) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-02-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40d, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM, Jessops UV 77mm
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-09 10:44
Viewed: 2335
Points: 8
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The Tufted Duck, Aythya fuligula, is a medium-sized diving duck with a population of close to one million birds.
The adult male is all black except for white flanks and a blue-grey bill. It has an obvious head tuft that gives the species its name. The adult female is brown with paler flanks, and is more easily confused with other diving ducks. In particular, some have white around the bill base which resembles the scaup species, although the white is never as extensive as in those ducks.
The only duck which is at all similar is the drake North American Ring-necked Duck, which however has a different head shape, no tuft and greyish flanks.

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Salut Razvan,
O captura de exceptie! Detalii si culori impecabile!

Ciao Razvan.
Simpatica questa moretta,con dei colori naturali messi in risalto dallo sfondo,ottima nitidezza ,bella la composizione,molto bella complimenti.
Ti auguro un buon week end ciao Marco.

great icy picture, TFS Ori

Hello Razvan!

Great capture of Tufted duck standing on the Ice. Rare scene - I saw this ducks many times but all my captures are with swimming or flying birds of this specie. Nice winter scenery.


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