Southern Pochard

Southern Pochard (Netta erythrophthalma), a duck species in Africa that is an elegant and sleek dark-colored duck when at rest. In flight, their white wing band is visible that highly contrasts with the rest of the plumage. Their bright red irises are incredibly prominent and appear close to the top of their heads. Their baby blue colored bills follow suit with the slender body and their slightly curved tip is black. This black matches the head, neck, and chest plumage. The back plumage can either be dark or light brown. Female Southern Pochards are varying shades of brown, most of which are chestnut and ruddy, with completely black or grey bills. White patches are displayed at the base of the bill and behind the eyes, extending under the chin and neck.

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