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|Tufted ducks (Aythya fuligula) are, indeed, tufted, although the drake has a more prominent crest than the female (duck). The specific scientific name, fuligula may derive from the Latin word fuligo meaning soot, and drakes have glossy black plumage on their head, breast and back. In contrast, the side and belly have a conspicuous white band but despite this distinctive uniform, tufted ducks can be mistaken for other species such as scaup (Aythya marila) and the vagrant ring-necked duck (Aythya collaris) from North America. Like the tufted duck,|
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Beautiful species you have presented. i like this attractive Duck due to its Crest which is really prominent. But this little fellow looks grumpy!!! Nice work John...
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice Week,
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