The male Rosybill Pochard has a distinctive red beak with a black tip, a red basal knob above the beak, red eyes, dark glossy black-purple head, black upperparts and breast, black wings with a broad white stripe which can be seen when flying, light-grey flanks and underparts, and yellow-orange legs and feet.
The female Rosybill has a slate-grey beak, and is mostly brown with a white face and brown eyes.
Typical Adult is 55-56cm (22in).
Mainly aquatic vegetation, seeds, grasses and sedges.
Freshwater swamps in South America:- Argentina, central Chile, Paraguay, Bolivia, Uruguay and southern Brazil. The population in southern Argentina migrates northwards during the austral winter, reaching Brazil and southern Bolivia. It is a vagrant to the Falkland Islands
October to December.
8 to 12 (cream or greenish white colour).
River Cottage's collection of Pochards changes regularly. Please visit us regularly to keep up-to-date with our flock
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Note: All birds are subject to availability and we reserve the right to alter prices as the market and our costs dictate. Viewing is strictly by appointment. Please contact us for futher details