Long-tailed Duck Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    Long-tailed Duck is a small, slender sea duck with a rounded head and a small bill. The male has long tail plumes most of the year.

    Relative Size

    Smaller than a Surf Scoter larger than a Bufflehead.

    Relative Sizecrow sizedcrow-sized
    Measurements
    • Male
      • Length: 15.8-18.5 in (40-47 cm)
      • Weight: 22.9-38.8 oz (650-1100 g)
      • Wingspan: 27.9-28.4 in (71-72 cm)
    • Female
      • Length: 15.0-16.9 in (38-43 cm)
      • Weight: 17.6-33.5 oz (500-950 g)