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Long-tailed Duck

Clangula hyemalis ORDER: ANSERIFORMES FAMILY: ANATIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Vulnerable

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.

Calls

  • Calls
     
  • Courtesy of Macaulay Library
    © Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Male makes loud, nasal, seemingly incessant call, "ow-owooolee." Call a soft "gut-gut" call when feeding, or barks when alarmed.

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