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Common Goldeneye

Bucephala clangula

Description:

Adults range from 45–52 cm (18–21 in) in length; females are slightly smaller. The males have a dark green head and a white patch below their golden eye. Adult females have a brown head and a mostly gray body. Feet are a yellow/orange.

Habitat:

These ducks breed across northern US and the forested regions of Canada. I frequently find them on waterways and lakes in northern Minnesota while on wilderness canoe trips.

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3 Comments

annorion
annorion 8 years ago

Nice spotting!

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 8 years ago

very Beautiful !

patty
patty 8 years ago

Cute bird and nice picture Gordon. Greetings =)

Gordon Dietzman
Spotted by
Gordon Dietzman

Hudson, Wisconsin, USA

Spotted on Jan 7, 2013
Submitted on Jan 9, 2013

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