Red Crested Pouchard
The Red-Crested Pochard is the largest member of the pochard group. This bird is native to Europe and southern Asia. The adult male is a distinctive bird he has a rusty-orange head and red bill. The female lacks such bold patterns and is grey-brown distinguished only by a dark brown cap and pale cream sides to the face.
They have also been know to hybridize with red heads and rosy-bills so these species should not be kept together.
Breeding season is in the spring, nest are made on the ground under natural cover or in a nesting box. Clutches consist of about 6-10 eggs and are incubated for about 28 days.