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    Long-tailed Duck

    Basic Description

    Formerly known as Oldsquaw, the Long-tailed Duck breeds in the Arctic and winters along both coasts of North America. It is distinctive among ducks in plumage, molt sequences, foraging behavior, and vocalizations.

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    Other Names
    • Pato Cola Larga (Spanish)
    • Harelde kakawi (French)
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