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Canvasback

Aythya valisineria ORDER: ANSERIFORMES FAMILY: ANATIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A large diving duck, the Canvasback breeds in prairie potholes and winters on ocean bays. Its sloping profile distinguishes it from other ducks.

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Appearance

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Typical Voice

Adult Description

  • Large, sleek duck.
  • Long sloping profile.
  • Male with rusty red head, white body, and black chest and rear end.

Immature Description

Similar to adult female.

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Similar Species

  • Redhead with gray, not white body, a rounded head, ashorter profile, a brighter red head, and a blue bill.