46 cm 600 - 1100 g
A stocky big headed duck, the male having a chestnut brown head, breast and tail black. Body Pale Grey. Females Grey-Brown with lighter streaks.
Where does the Pochard Live ?
Large freshwater bodies with fringing vegetation,- reed beds , brackish lakes.
Mainly aquatic plants
When does it Breed ?
8 -11 eggs, incubation 24 -26 days, young fledge in 7 - 8 weeks . Nests on ground.or in an elevated platform of aquatic plants in shallow waters.
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