Red-crested Pochard (Males and females)
Red-crested Pochard (Males)
Red-crested Pochard (Males and females)
Red-crested Pochard (Males and females)
Scientific Name 
Netta rufina
Arabic Name 
البط أحمر العرف
Kuwaiti name 
88.0 cm
56.0 cm
Least Concern
Similar species 


Extremely rare vagrant first recorded in late December 2011. This rare species has a very sporadic distribution in the region, but recently small populations were discovered in the Southern Marshes of Iraq.
Where in Kuwait 
Only 1 record for Kuwait as recent as 2011, where a small flock was recorded on inland pool in the Jahra area.
In the world 
More common in central Asia than western Europe and migrates seasonally for moulting gatherings and to winter quarters.
Local threats 
Shooting is a threat for Geese and Ducks during passage migration.