Baer's Pochard breeds in eastern Russia and northeast China,
wintering in Southeast Asia. Like other pochards, it will
dive and swim under water to evade predators, but will then
fly some distance from the danger. It feeds under water
mainly at night.
Shown is a female, looking similar to a Ferruginous Duck.
The eclipse male is similar with a white eye, but the
breeding male looks more like a brown, drake Scaup. The duck
is endangered due to hunting and wetland destruction.