Atlas of nesting birds in Bulgaria

Tufted Duck

(Aythya fuligula)

Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) – Least Concern

Population size: 0 – 3 pairs

Distribution pattern

Dispersed isolated sites along the Danube River and the neighbouring parts of the Danubian Plain, the Black Sea coast, the Sofia Field and the Thracian Plain.

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Breeding distribution 2013 – 2020 – The distribution and the estimation of the population size of the species for the period 2013 – 2020 is presented –

Comparative distribution of the species compared to the first breeding birds atlas (Iankov, 2007): Breeding locality until 2007 | Breeding locality until 2007, confirmed after 2015 – | New breeding locality after 2015. – The breeding localities after 2015 are identified on a base of raw data from


Observed in bogs and marshes – most often in larger wetlands with open waters and water fringe vegetation, at fishponds, etc. 

Trends in population changes for the period 2013-2020

Not analysed


Not analysed