Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula

Tufted Duck drake
Tufted Duck male
Tufted Duck drake
The Tufted Duck is native to most of northern Eurasia. This page shows the drake with his head tuft which gives the species name; females and young are on a separate page.
Tufted Duck drake
Tufted Duck drake
Tufted Duck male
His black head has a green or purple sheen depending on the angle and light.
Tufted Duck tuft
Tufted Duck drake Another bad hair day
The tuft
Tufted Duck drake
Tufted Duck drake
Tufted Duck drake
Tufted Duck drake Tufted Duck in flight
Happiness Happiness
Tufted Duck Male or female? Slight greenish tinge to head indicates former.
Tufted Duck The drake's eclipse plumage is similar to the female
Tufted Duck Truncated tuft and amber eye (or is the latter just the light?)
Strange bill, tuft and colouring