Sunday, May 1, 2011

Red-crested Pochard

It was strange to see so many new birds. I only saw four birds that I had seen before. Everything else was new. I imagine that it was this fact that made it seem that the birds were more colorful and had more beautiful songs. One of the more striking birds was the Red-crested Pochard seen below.
I saw this duck most everywhere I went. Though it is a member of the Family Anatidae, it shares no genus with any duck I've yet to see nor any duck in North America. While classified a diving duck, it apparently prefers to dabble.

1 comment:

  1. That is a very cool bird! I agree it's hard to tell if something is prettier just because I've never seen it before... Wonderful photos!