red crested pochard female 6803

Red-crested Pochard | Netta rufina



Although a fairly common bird in western Asia and Europe, the Red-crested Pochard is a very rare but annual visitor to Japan in winter.

This female was discovered at a dam in Nagasaki, along with lots of , Tufted Duck, Mandarin Duck, Eurasian Teal and Common Coot.

There is also a single Baer’s Pochard at the same dam, but I was unable to get a decent photograph of it on this trip.

I will visit the dam again in the next few weeks.

red crested pochard female 6803
Red-crested Pochard (female)

John Wright

John Wright

John Wright is an Australian wildlife photographer and bird guide based in Kyushu, Japan. John became seriously engaged in nature photography while living in Japan and then Thailand. He returned to Japan in 2008 and has since concentrated on wildlife photography, especially birds. John visits Southeast Asia and Australia regularly, but usually travels within the Japanese archipelago, where he also guides visiting birders and wildlife photography enthusiasts.

John Wright

John Wright

John Wright is an Australian wildlife photographer and bird guide based in Kyushu, Japan. John became seriously engaged in nature photography while living in Japan and then Thailand. He returned to Japan in 2008 and has since concentrated on wildlife photography, especially birds. John visits Southeast Asia and Australia regularly, but usually travels within the Japanese archipelago, where he also guides visiting birders and wildlife photography enthusiasts.

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