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Tufted Duck

Male f/8, 1/2000,iso-500
Tufted Duck is one of favorite birds of us. We saw first time this duck in Hamisar lake in back 2012. . It was our one of favorite bird. It was our first image, which uploaded on oriental bird image database. . The adult male is all black except for white flanks and a blue-grey bill with gold-yellow eyes. It has an obvious head tuft that gives the species its name. The adult female is brown with paler flanks, and is more easily confused with other diving ducks.
Female, F/8, 1/2000, iso-500
When we visit the Lakhota Lake, we are not very aware of presences of this duck. We went there to click the Mallard duck. It was come there that we get news.  Therefore, we went first there. We saw thousands of Black-headed Gulls there. They enjoy Gujarati snake Gathiya given by people of Jamnagar. I saw Tufted Duck in-group of other duck. We get chance to click this beauty by eye level by going inside the lake.

11th January 2015

Lakhota Lake, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India

Nikon D7100
AF-S Nikkor 300mm F/4D IF-ED + AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E

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