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Female Bufflehead

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Colouring Dark grey upper with a small white patch behind eyes. Light grey lower.
Voice Relatively quiet, female makes a low throaty noise to call ducklings
Feeds on Insects, crustaceans and molluscs
Flight Low swift flight rocking from side to side. Can take off directly from water without a run
Nesting Tree
Social Small Flocks
Female Bufflehead
Page Last Updated 6/28/2020 9:25:37 PM
Base Information
Sex Female
Age Both
Status LC-Least Concern
Order Anseriformes
Family Anatidae
Species Bucephala albeola
Category Ducks, Geese, Swans
StdName Bufflehead
Vital Statistics
Length 12.6 to 15.7 ins
Weight 9.6 to 19.5 ozs
Wingspan 20.5 to 22.8 ins
Lifespan 0 to 0 years
Beak Length Medium
Beak Width Medium
Beak Shape Spatulate
Tail Length Short
Distribution (underline = this CommonName used here) YCommon SScarce RRare NNot Seen
Region EUEurope
Region NANorth America
Country CACanada
Country USUnited States
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Bird Id - Bird Identification - Female Bufflehead (Species=Bucephala albeola)