The new guide to the ageing and sexing of common European ducks, published in 2014 by ONCFS, is now available to download from the ONCFS website. The guide covers the ten ducks most commonly observed, ringed and hunted in France (Red-crested Pochard, Common Pochard, Tufted Duck, Gadwall, Teal, Mallard, Pintail, Shoveler, Garganey and Wigeon).
The French text is supplemented by tens of original photographs of wings and other specific plumage features for each species, with a concise text explaining which specific criteria to consider in each case.
English versions of the species accounts are being prepared.
Thanks to Matthieu Guillemain for this news item.