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VOICE Basic a call nasal whouk, kowk, or kow-luk, also higherpitched heenk; feeding call a series of hu-hu-hur. NESTING Scrapes on hummock, lined with plant material and down; 2– 6 eggs; 1 brood; May–July. FEEDING Grazes on aquatic and terrestrial vegetation, including stems, seeds, leaves, tubers, and roots; also grain and young leaves in agricultural fields in winter. TOUCHING DOWN Snow Geese are well known for migrating in flocks that number in the tens of thousands. 36 Breeding colonies in High Arctic from Wrangel Island in the West to Greenland in the East; a population of “lesser” Snow Geese breeds near Hudson Bay.

FLIGHT: direct strong flight; one of the fastest ducks; forms V-shaped flocks. DEEP WATER Canvasbacks prefer deeper-bodied waters that support the aquatic vegetation they eat. 55 Found in potholes, marshes, and ponds in prairie parkland, tundra; northerly forests preferred where their favorite foods grow. Winters in large numbers in large bays and lakes, and deltas, with smaller numbers scattered across North America and Mexico. 6kg) Social Flocks Lifespan Up to 22 years Status Secure DATE SEEN 54 WHERE NOTES WATERFOWL Order Anseriformes Family Anatidae Species Aythya americana Redhead yellow eye dark-gray forewing dark crown MALE brick-red head MALE (ECLIPSE) tawny brown overall black breast white band yellow eye gray bill with black tip IN FLIGHT FEMALE medium-gray mantle and sides brick-red upper neck and head long blue bill with black tip black rump black lower neck MALE T he Redhead, a medium-sized diving duck belonging to the Pochard group, is native only to North America.

471 crested tufts white sides Length 15–18in (38–46cm) Wingspan 24–25in (62–63cm) Weight 11⁄8 –2lbs (500–900g) Social Flocks Lifespan Up to 20 years Status Secure DATE SEEN 56 WHERE NOTES WATERFOWL Order Anseriformes Family Anatidae Species Aythya marila Greater Scaup medium to dark brown overall gray forewing MALE (NONBREEDING) broad, white wing stripe IN FLIGHT gray-brown sides JUVENILE smooth, round, black head with purple-green gloss FEMALE (NONBREEDING) blue-gray bill, wider at tip gray-frosted shoulder feathers and sides wavy-patterned gray back FEMALE (BREEDING) gray-andbrown back MALE (BREEDING) great swimmer and diver, the Greater Scaup is the only diving duck (genus Aythya) that breeds both in North America and Eurasia.

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