Duck, Tufted

The adult male is all black except for white flanks and a blue-grey bill with gold-yellow eyes. It has an obvious head tuft that gives the species its name. The adult female is brown with paler flanks, and is more easily confused with other diving ducks. In particular, some have white around the bill base which resembles the scaup species, although the white is never as extensive as in those ducks. The females' call is a harsh, growling "karr", mostly given in flight. The males are mostly silent but they make whistles during courtship based on a simple "wit-oo".

Latin Name
Aythya fuligula

When the bird was spotted

Date Location Title Seen by Interestingness
UK, Teesside and the North York Moors Hemlington Lake b.m.stokesley *
UK, Teesside and the North York Moors Stewart Park b.m.stokesley
Germany, Dagebüll Hauke-Haien-Koog Hühnerhabicht
Germany, Kandern Altrhein near Bad Bellingen Hühnerhabicht ***
UK, Teesside and the North York Moors Stewart ParkLake b.m.stokesley *
UK, Teesside and the North York Moors Pond near Seamer b.m.stokesley
Germany, Kandern 6 on Altrhein near Huttingen Hühnerhabicht ***
Spain, Seville Seville b.m.stokesley
UK, London in a pond at Hampstead Heath Hühnerhabicht *
UK, Teesside and the North York Moors Hemlington Lake b.m.stokesley
France, La petite Camargue La petite Camargue mike421
France, not specified La petite Camargue mike421
UK, Teesside and the North York Moors Saltholme mike421
UK, Teesside and the North York Moors Saltholme b.m.stokesley
Switzerland, not specified On the pond in the zoo mike421 *