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Bufflehead

Bucephala albeola

Description:

Adult male Bufflehead have a white body, black back, and a dark head with a large white patch that wraps around the back of the head. Females and first-year males are gray-brown overall with an oval, white cheek patch. In flight adult males have a large white patch on the upperwing; females and first-year males have a smaller white wing patch.

Habitat:

breed near ponds and lakes in boreal forest and aspen parkland of Canada and Alaska, with isolated populations in the western United States


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daniel.dparsons
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daniel.dparsons

Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

Lat: 40.58, Long: -105.11

Spotted on Nov 12, 2019
Submitted on Nov 13, 2019

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