For the purposes of our bird news services, this species is classed as Common: common species, including species that are certain or probable escapees from captivity when occurring in the British Isles. (Note that rarity levels are currently applied nationally and may not reflect local variations in abundance.)
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European breeding populations (27)
Red-crested Pochard breeds in the following countries (Bird News Extra subscribers will see population statistics and information on trends for each country, and a map of population densities):
Armenia Austria Azerbaijan Belgium Bulgaria Croatia Czech Republic Denmark France Georgia Germany Greece Hungary Italy Latvia Macedonia Netherlands Poland Portugal Romania Russia Serbia and Montenegro Slovakia Spain Switzerland Turkey Ukraine