Baer's Pochard

a.k.a. Siberian White-eye

Aythya baeri

A male Baer's Pochard
Photo courtesy of Alex Levitskiy & Blue Creek Aviaries

This Critically Endangered bird is a diving duck native to freshwaters of eastern Asia. Both habitat destruction and over hunting threaten the species.

Both sexes have the grey bill and a white band on their wings.

They feed at shallower depths than other Aythya and are also better fliers.


Baer's Pochard Links:

Blue Creek Aviaries


A Baer's Pochard hen
Photo courtesy of Alex Levitskiy & Blue Creek Aviaries


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