Common Pochard Aythya ferina, Красноголовый нырок, Կարմրագլուխ սուզաբադ
Distribution and biological peculiarities in Armenia: The species occupies western Europe, central Asia to south-central Siberia. The species is monotypic. In Armenian the species is distributed in western and southern shores of Lake Sevan, in the Araks Valley along the border with Turkey, and at lake Arpi and other reservoirs throughout Armenia, occupying natural and man-made lakes with extensive open water, rivers, deltas, large marshes, and bays. Year-round resident. It breeds in thickets of reed and hornwort, having from 8 to 9 eggs in the clutch. The fledglings are observed in June-August. The food of the species is mainly consisting of seeds, roots, rhizomes, the vegetative parts of grasses, sedges and aquatic plants as well as aquatic insects and larvae, molluscs, crustaceans, worms, amphibians and small fish.
Population dynamics: According to the last estimation, population of the species makes from 50 to 100 breeding pairs. Population trend during last ten years demonstrates______________. The most probable reasons are supposed to be ___________________________________.
Conservation Measures: At current the breeding populations of the species are protected in ______________. Parts of the breeding and migratory ranges are included in the Emerald Network, protected under Bern Convention. The proposed conservation measures include increase of Emerald Sites for protection of the species.