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A beautiful duck, but sadly quite rare in Poland. The Polish name of the bird “czernica” has perhaps something to do with the word “czarny” (Eng. “black”), and is due to its coloring. Male tufted ducks have black heads and chests with a touch of iridescent green. Females, as it often happens in nature, don’t have such an impressive plumage. The weight of the tufted duck does not exceed 1.5 kilograms, with a wingspan of about 70 centimeters.
Last minute news – 05/2014
There changes in this gallery. At the beginning of May, I had some little time and I succeeded in taking several photos that are suitable for this gallery. Unfortunately, it was too rainy and cloudy, which made the chances of taking interesting photos as well as their quality low. No place to complain. The gallery is improving steadily.
Last minute news 06/2014 – Iceland
When I was photographing horned grebes not far from them there were tufted ducks swimming. The lighting was fortunately  contrasting and I managed to capture the subtleties of the coloring of the tufted duck male’s head. The photos have been added to the gallery.

Aythya fuligula
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Aythya fuligula
Aythya fuligula