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Bufflehead Bucephala albeola

Bufflehead Bucephala albeola

Aves > Anseriformes > Anatidae

Names in different Languages

GermanBüffelkopfente
EnglishBufflehead
FrenchPetit Garrot
SpanishPorrón coronado

Description

A small sea duck only passing the Montreal area from their winter habitat, protected coastal or inland waters to the breeding areas in the tundra and boreal forests. This species dives for food which mostly consists of aquatic insects, crustacean and mollusks.

How to Identify

A beautiful bird. The male has colorful feathers front of the head and a large white patch on the back male. Females brownish, dark grey on the back and light grey breast and belly with a white patch on the cheek.

Where When to Spot

I saw this species only during a short period of time in early April in Rapids Park Lachine.

Photos

Observations

2019-05-07Parc Angrignon
2019-04-14Parc de la Frayère
2019-04-14Parc des Rapides
2018-04-14Parc de la Frayère
2017-04-14Parc des Rapides