Genus Aythya: Pochards


Pochards may refer to:

Three species of diving ducks in the genus Aythya:

A Pochards in the Water
A Pochards in the Water

or to three species in the genus Netta:

Pochards Swims on the Lake
Pochard Swims on the Lake

Diet / Feeding:

Pochard usually feeds by diving or dabbling – and often at night. They will upend for food as well as the more characteristic diving. Their staple diet consists of aquatic plants with some molluscs, aquatic insects and small fish.

Ducks generally feed on larvae and pupae usually found under rocks, aquatic animals, plant material, seeds, small fish, snails and crabs.

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