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Adult Male Common Goldeneye

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Colouring Black marks on white body, black head, yellow eye
Voice Male frequent nasal, female grating
Feeds on Molluscs and crustaceans
Flight Quick and strong
Nesting Tree
Social Small Flocks
Adult Male Common Goldeneye
Adult Male Common Goldeneye
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Page Last Updated 3/4/2020 12:50:01 AM
Base Information
Sex Male
Age Adult
Status LC-Least Concern
Order Anseriformes
Family Anatidae
Species Bucephala clangula
Category Ducks, Geese, Swans
StdName Common Goldeneye
Vital Statistics
Length 16.5 to 19.7 ins
Weight 21.2 to 42.5 ozs
Wingspan 25.6 to 31.5 ins
Lifespan 1 to 8 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 - Adult Male Common Goldeneye (Species=Bucephala clangula / Standard Name=Common Goldeneye)