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Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula

Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula

Aves > Anseriformes > Anatidae

A medium sized, migratory duck which can be seen around Montreal during the winter months in open water. Common Goldeneye dive for food. They build their nest in tree cavities.

I look at the color pattern of male, greenish black head with a white spot near the beak, and female, brown head, and the characteristic yellow ring around the eye to identify this bird.

I see them in small flocks in Rapids Park Lachine in the river during winter months only.

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