About Rosy-billed Pochards
Males are black with gray sides and have a bright red bill with red eyes. The bill has a large round knob that is bright red and gradually fades to a duller pale pink at the tip. Females are duller in color with a bluish-gray bill.
Rosy-billed pochards are very social waterfowl and flock size can consist of thousands of individuals. Pairs form a seasonal bond during the breeding season.
Rosy-billed Pochards in the Wild
Rosy-billed pochards inhabit shallow, freshwater marshes and swamps, as well as small lakes.
Central Chile, northern Argentina and southern Brazil
Rosy-billed pochards are vegetarians feeding on seeds, roots and grasses.
The population of rosy-billed pochard is listed as “least concern” on IUCN's Red List.
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