No.058 Smew Mergellus albellus

L=42cm

Rank : 3
Winter Visitor
Male appears mostly white with black face mask, hence its nickname gPanda Duck.h Female has chestnut cap and hindneck, white cheek and throat, indistinct black face mask.@ Only few in Asakawa River basin, but several birds have been observed every year at Takatsuki.
Photograph (click to enlarge)

Adult ,

Foraging