Tufted Duck

Scientific Name: Aythya fuligula
Common Name: Tufted Duck

Identifying Features: Male is all black, white flanks, blue-grey bill, thin crest on the back of head, gold-yellow eyes; Female is brown with paler flanks.

Fun Facts:

  • They form large flocks on open water in winter.
  • The males are mostly silent but they make whistles during courtship based on a simple “wit-oo”.


This image was clicked by PhotoLoonie – via Flickr.

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