Nonnatives - Rosy-billed Pochard

Rosy-billed Pochard - Netta peposaca

Florida's Exotic Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1960's

Extirpated year: 1970's

Established status: Species were formerly present in Florida, but are no longer present.

Estimated Florida range: 1 county  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: No current population

Threats to natives:  Unknown

Species Account: Native to south-central South America. Wild-caught birds were introduced by the FFWCC to Alachua County but apparently never became established. There are no recent reports.

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Alachua 1960's 1970's Not reported breeding  


Robertson, W. B., and G. E. Woolfenden. 1992. Florida bird species: an annotated list. Florida Ornithological Society, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Stevenson, H. M., and B. H. Anderson. 1994. The birdlife of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

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