1. Common Pochard Aythya ferina, male, Cardiff, Wales, December 23, 2003.  Note the bill and head shape and the bright, pale blue-gray band across the bill.  © Katherine A. Feldman.

2. Common Pochard A. ferina, female, Cardiff, Wales, December 23, 2003.  A band on the bill is hard to discern, but the bill does appear to become paler towards the tip.  © Katherine A. Feldman.

3. Common Pochard A. ferina, female, Cardiff, Wales, December 23, 2003.  © Katherine A. Feldman.

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