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 Havelda (Spanish)
  • Harelde kakawi (French)
  • Cool Facts

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