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    Bufflehead Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      Bufflehead are very small, compact ducks with large, rounded heads and short, wide bills.

      Relative Size

      Smaller than a Common Goldeneye; larger than a Pied-billed Grebe.

      Relative Sizecrow sizedcrow-sized
      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 12.6-15.8 in (32-40 cm)
        • Weight: 9.6-22.4 oz (272-635 g)
        • Wingspan: 21.6 in (55 cm)