Tufted ducks

Tufted duck

The tuft which gives the name to this small black and white duck is the feathers sticking out at the back of the head.

Here a female tufted duck in front of a female mallard to give an idea of the relative size of the two species. Tufted ducks are one of the smallest native species.

Tufted duck and mallard

The tuft at the back of the head is less clearly visible in this male.

Tufted duck