pochard

[poh-cherd, -kerd]
noun, plural pochards (especially collectively) pochard.
1.
an Old World diving duck, Aythya ferina, having a chestnut-red head.
2.
any of various related ducks, as the American redhead.

Origin:
1545–55; origin uncertain

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pochard (ˈpəʊtʃəd)
 
n , pl -chards, -chard
any of various diving ducks of the genera Aythya and Netta, esp A. ferina of Europe, the male of which has a grey-and-black body and a reddish head
 
[C16: of unknown origin]

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pochard

any of the 14 to 16 species of diving ducks of the tribe Aythyini (family Anatidae, order Anseriformes), often called bay ducks.

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The heavy body and set back and apart legs require the pochard to get a running start on the water before flight.
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