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Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis

Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis

Aves > Anseriformes > Anatidae

Names in different Languages

EnglishLong-tailed Duck
FrenchHarelde kakawi
SpanishPato havelda


A beautiful sea duck, breeding in the tundra and wintering along the northern coastlines of the Atlantic. Feeds on mollusks, crustaceans and some small fishes.

How to Identify

Male display a distinctive white and black pattern and have a long tail. Beak is black with an orange ring around in the middle. Females have a brownish body and gray head with dark gray patches. The beak of a female is black.

Where When to Spot

Observed in large flocks in the St. Lawrence river during migration.