Tufted Duck

The contrast between the black and white plumage makes the drake tufted duck a striking bird. As with many ducks the females are brown, which helps to camouflage them as they sit on their nests.

These ducks dive to find most of their food, which consists of plants, insects and most importantly snails and other molluscs.

Like the Northern shoveler these common ducks breed in Britain and many thousands more overwinter here.

 

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