Synonyms for headed_duck_oxyura or Related words with headed_duck_oxyura


Examples of "headed_duck_oxyura"
"Tyzzeria perniciosa" - northern pintail ("Anas acutus"), mallard ("Anas platyrhynchos"), lesser scaup ("Anas affinis"), lesser white-fronted goose ("Aythya erythropus"), tufted duck ("Aythya fuligule"), white-headed duck ("Oxyura leucocephala"), common shelduck ("Tadorna tadora")
More than 270 species of birds have been recorded at the lake. Important bird species include white-headed duck ("Oxyura leucocephala"), Eurasian spoonbill ("Platalea leucorodia"), greater flamingo ("Phoenicopterus roseus"), plus breeding populations of the vulnerable Dalmatian pelican ("Pelecanus crispus"). Migrating great white pelicans ("Pelecanus onocrotalus") often roost at the lake.
The Ramsar site harbors bird species such as ruddy shelduck ("Tadorna ferruginea"), the globally endangered white-headed duck ("Oxyura leucocephala"), red-breasted goose ("Branta ruficollis"), velvet scoter ("Melanitta fusca"), western marsh harrier ("Circus aeruginosus"), common crane ("Grus grus"), black-winged stilt ("Himantopus himantopus"), Eurasian coot ("Fulica atra"), black-necked grebe ("Podiceps nigricollis"), common starling ("Sturnus vulgaris") and greylag goose ("Anser anser").
This ecoregion is an important resting area for birds migrating between Russia and Africa and is thus a key habitat for many bird species. Some outstanding birds that can be found here are the greylag goose ("Anser anser"), white-fronted goose ("Anser albifrons"), Little bustard ("Tetrax tetrax"), glossy ibis ("Plegadis falcinellus"), Eurasian spoonbill ("Platalea leucorodia"), night heron ("Nycticorax nycticorax"), red-breasted goose ("Branta ruficollis"), peregrine falcon ("Falco peregrinus"), Dalmatian pelican ("Pelecanus crispus"), buff-backed heron ("Bubulcus ibis"), squacco heron ("Ardeola ralloides"), greater flamingo ("Phoenicopterus roseus"), white-headed duck ("Oxyura leucocephala"), and Caspian snowcock ("Tetraogallus caspius").
A migratory route for birds, linking Western Europe with North Africa, passes across the Strait of Gibraltar and through Morocco. 490 species of bird have been recorded in the country, many of them in passage or winter visitors. A single endemic bird species, the northern bald ibis ("Geronticus eremita") occurs here, and there are about 12 globally endangered species; the white-headed duck ("Oxyura leucocephala"), the Balearic shearwater ("Puffinus mauretanicus"), the northern bald ibis, the Egyptian vulture ("Neophron percnopterus"), the lappet-faced vulture ("Torgos tracheliotos"), the hooded vulture ("Necrosyrtes monachus"), the white-backed vulture ("Gyps africanus"), the Rüppell's vulture ("Gyps rueppelli"), the sociable lapwing ("Vanellus gregarius"), the slender-billed curlew ("Numenius tenuirostris"), the great knot ("Calidris tenuirostris") and the saker falcon ("Falco cherrug"). Other birds with restricted ranges in north Africa include the Levaillant's woodpecker ("Picus vaillantii"), the Moussier's redstart ("Phoenicurus moussieri") and the Tristram's warbler ("Sylvia deserticola").
The white-headed duck ("Oxyura leucocephala") is a small stiff-tailed duck some long. The male has a white head with black crown, a blue bill, and reddish-grey plumage. The female has a dark bill and rather duller colouring. Its breeding habitat is lakes with open water and dense vegetation at the margin. It dives under water and feeds on aquatic vegetation as well as some animal matter. It is more likely to swim away from a perceived threat than to fly. This duck is known from Spain, North Africa, western and central Asia. Populations are declining, mostly due to loss of habitat and hunting, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature has rated the bird's status as "endangered".
Ruddy ducks were imported into the UK in 1948 by conservationist Sir Peter Scott. As a result of escapes from wildfowl collections in the late 1950s, they became established in Great Britain, from where they spread into Europe. By the year 2000, the population had increased to around 6,000 individuals. This duck's aggressive courting behavior and willingness to interbreed with the endangered native white-headed duck ("Oxyura leucocephala"), of southern Europe, caused concern amongst Spanish conservationists. Due to this, a controversial scheme to extirpate the ruddy duck as a British breeding species started; there have also been culling attempts in other European countries. By early 2014, the cull had reduced the British population to about 20–100, down from a peak of about 5500 in 2000.