Baer’s pochards are diving ducks with a dark-gray head, neck, and back and a brownish-red and white flank and belly. Both males and females can have a glossy, dark-green shimmer on their head. Females have a domed head and vary more in color from their head to their beast. This species eats insects, mollusks, shrimps, fish, and algae during breeding season and aquatic plants and seeds during migration and winter.
Interesting Fact 1
In the wild, Baer's pochards are often found alone or mixed into non-breeding groups of more common duck species.
Interesting Fact 2
Their rapid population decline is likely due to hunting and habitat loss.
Interesting Fact 3
Females can lay up to 15 eggs between May and June.
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