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Common goldeneye

Bucephala clangula


The male Common Goldeneye has a dark iridescent-green head that looks black when not in the sun. He also has a prominent round or oval white spot on each side of his face at the base of his black bill. His belly and flanks are white, and his rump is black. His back is mostly white with black bars. The female Common Goldeneye has a gray body, brown head, and yellow eyes.


Spotted at Kopachuck State Park.

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Washington, USA

Lat: 47.31, Long: -122.69

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

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