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Ferruginous duck

Cumberland Wildpark Grünau
Grünau, Austria
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Inconspicuous guest
Distribution: Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Lake Neusiedl
Species name: Moor duck
Scientific name: Aythya nyroca
Class: birds
Order: geese birds
Family: duck birds
Weight: approx. 600 g
Life expectancy: about 15 years
Enemies: Human, Otter
Characteristics: male with white iris, female with brown iris
Breeding season: May Scratch: 7 - 11 eggs
Breeding period: 28 days
Food: Aquatic plants, larvae, snails, tadpoles