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Common Pochard (Aythya ferina)

Taxidermy case of adult male and adult female Common Pochard by Edward Hart.

Taxidermy case of adult male and adult female Common Pochard. According to Edward Hart, writing on 21 April 1927, 'Left (no 1): adult female, January 1891; right (no 2): adult male, January 1891. Shot by me in Christchurch Harbour'. Sexes differ; summer and winter plumage, male the same, female differ. Mounted by me'.

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