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Aythya americana
Photo by raulroa Location:  Alondra Park, Torrance, California United States
Photo by raulroa
Location: Alondra Park, Torrance, California United States

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[edit] Identification

L. 37 cm.
Male: Blue bill, red head and neck, black breast, yellow eyes, grey back
Female: Brown head and body, darker bluish bill with a black tip.

[edit] Similar Species

Adult male may be confused with Canvasback, but note steep forehead, gray back, and blue bill.

[edit] Distribution

North America, winter in northern Mexico and the Caribbean.

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Habitat

Marshes.

[edit] Behaviour

The diet includes aquatic plants with some molluscs, aquatic insects and small fish, and they feed by dabbling.

It is known to use the nests of other birds.


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