- The (former) range of the Madagascar Pochard (in red).The Madagascar Pochard (Aythya innotata) is an extremely rare diving duck of the genus Aythya, previously thought extinct.
- The Madagascar pochard, the world’s rarest bird, will not be able to thrive without a new wetland home.
- Madagascar pochards are diving birds that probably feed on aquatic plants and invertebrates in shallow water. Males have a distinctive white iris.
- The tiny population recently discovered is living much further north, on a lake where there has been much less human disturbance – the area is not suitable for rice cultivation and there are no fish.