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White-headed duck

Oxyura leucocephala


The white-headed duck (Oxyura leucocephala) is a small stiff-tailed duck some 45 cm (18 in) long. The male has a white head with black crown, a blue bill, and reddish-grey plumage.


Spotted at Woodland Park Zoo.


This duck is known from Spain, North Africa, western and central Asia. Populations are declining, mostly due to loss of habitat and pollution, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature has rated the bird's status as "endangered".

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Seattle, Washington, USA

Lat: 47.67, Long: -122.35

Spotted on Mar 23, 2019
Submitted on Mar 26, 2019

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