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Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula).

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Tufted duck is one of the most common diving ducks in Britain. This duck is very distinctive: the male is black with white sides and long tuft at the back of the head, while the female is entirely chocolate-brown. It breeds across the country in lowlands of Scotland, England and Ireland. Their numbers are higher in winter due to migration from northen Europe and Iceland. Tufted ducks like to feed on plants, insects and molluscs.

All year round

Castle Semple, Greenock Cut


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