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Bufflehead

Bucephala albeola

Description:

Adult males are white and black with a large head and a white patch that wraps around the back of the head. Females and first-year males are mostly gray or brown with a white cheek patch. Buffleheads are small, chunky birds.

Habitat:

These ducks are cavity nesters so are found in the edges of forests near water features. In winter, they are often found in large, freshwater lakes near the coast.


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Gordon Dietzman
Spotted by
Gordon Dietzman

Wisconsin, USA

Lat: 45.81, Long: -92.65

Spotted on Apr 1, 2010
Submitted on Feb 16, 2014

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