Barrow's Goldeneye - Anatidae Bucephala islandica
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Barrow's Goldeneye
Male Barrow's Goldeneye
Barrow's Goldeneye pair

Photo Details

1.2.3. male - 4. pair - March 21, 2004 - Mountain Springs, Utah County, Utah  - © NJDavis

L18-19  WS 28, Male-Low, flat black head with white crescent on cheek, Black spur from back to breast, Dark bill, Female bill mostly yellow, Dark brown head and brown-gray body.   They eat mollucks, aquatic insects, fish and crustaceans. In summer they prefer wooded lakes and rivers and in winter coaster lakes. They lay 8-10 olive-green eggs in a tree cavity, nest box, rock crevice or on the ground. Precocial, One brood. 

Utah Range Map
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