Tufted Duck

Athya fuliga (Linnaeus, 1758)

Male Tufted Ducks are mostly black with a large white patch on their sides. Females are similar in appearance, but are brown with a paler brown patch on their sides. Resident at Wyke all year round, numbers increase during the winter months when migrants arrive from Iceland and Northern Europe.

Tufted Duck

Identification

Male Tufted Ducks are mostly black with a large white patch on their sides. Females are similar in appearance, but are brown with a paler brown patch on their sides. Resident at Wyke all year round, numbers increase during the winter months when migrants arrive from Iceland and Northern Europe.

ORDER

Anseriformes

FAMILY

Anatidae

TYPE

Waterfowl

Found throughout England, Tufted Ducks are resident at Wyke Farm

Wetlands

Omnivorous

Tufted Ducks can be seen on the lake at Wyke Farm all year round

MONTHS - SEASONALITY
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LATIN NAME

Athya fuliga

LENGTH (CM)

41-45

WINGSPAN (CM)

70

WEIGHT (G)

760

AVERAGE LIFESPAN (YRS)

4

CONSERVATION STATUS
  • Amber: moderate conservation concern
  • Green: low conservation concern
  • Introduced: non-native species
  • Red: high conservation concern
Tufted Ducks on the lake at Wyke Farm

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