These birds, originally from South America, are often ignored by birdwatchers. They are present and breeding in several places with flocks of more than 100 reported. Breeding recorded in 1996/97 from Devon, Northumberland, Surrey, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Derbyshire, Norfolk and Nottinghamshire (and probably on a pond near you!).
Ogilvie, M.A. & RBBP 1999 British Birds: 92, 176-182 & 472-476.
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From The State of the Nations Birds
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