Birds of the World

Anatidae : Swans, Geese & Ducks

Tufted Duck

Aythya fuligula

male - Nottinghamshire, England - October 2017

Tufted Duck is an abundant freshwater diving duck in the Old World.  It is resident in Britain and most of Northern Europe, but also breeds throughout most of northern Asia.

female - Nottinghamshire, England - July 2017

female - Nottinghamshire, England - July 2017

Nottinghamshire, England - January 2015

Nottinghamshire, England - January 2015

Nottinghamshire, England - January 2010

Male - Lothian, Scotland - January 2006

Male - Lothian, Scotland - January 2006

Female - Nottinghamshire, England - January 2010

Female - Lothian, Scotland - January 2006

Female - Lothian, Scotland - January 2006

immature male - Nottinghamshire, England - March 2013

A few females have white undertail coverts, which has on occasion resulted in some individuals being erroneously reported as Ferruginous Duck. I suspect that this may have happened with the bird below, as a Ferruginous Duck was reported as being present at Linlithgow Loch the day before I took this photograph.

Female - Linlithgow Loch, Lothian, Scotland - January 2006