The Pochard - Aytha Ferina - is a wonderful medium-sized diving duck. Theses ducks have great colours and a striking brown-capped head. They are migratory waterbirds, and spend winter in South Western Europe, sometimes reaching the British Isles.
This female example has been well modelled by a skilful taxidermist and would make a great addition to any collection. This is a piece of French taxidermy dating from the late 1930s - the Pochard is rated as Vulnerable in Conservation Status and THE BIRD IS NOW PROTECTED under the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) . Now a rare water bird, this would be a very special interior design piece.
A wonderful piece in so many ways - we would love to see her go to a good home; a typical piece of Vintage French taxidermy, this specimen dates from the late nineteen thirties.
Dimensions are 280mm / 11" long tail to beak, 305mm / 12" high and around 140mm / 5.75" wide.
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