Canvasback

ID Info
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Canvasback

Aythya valisineria
  • ORDER: Anseriformes
  • FAMILY: Anatidae
Basic Description

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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Other Names
  • Porrón Coacoxtle (Spanish)
  • Fuligule à dos blanc (French)
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