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    Canvasback

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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
    • Pato Coacoxtle (Spanish)
    • Fuligule à dos blanc (French)
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