The Bufflehead is a small American sea duck of the genus Bucephala, the goldeneyes. This species was first described by Linnaeus in his Systema naturae in 1758 as Anas albeola.

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The Bufflehead is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) is a small American sea duck of the genus Bucephala, the goldeneyes. This species was first described by Linnaeus in his Systema naturae in 1758 as Anas albeola. Contents - * 1 Description * 2 Distribution and habitat * 3 Behavior * 3.1 Breeding * 3. More

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The name Bufflehead is a combination of buffalo and head, referring to the oddly bulbous head shape of the species. This is most noticeable when the male puffs out the feathers on the head, thus greatly increasing the apparent size of the head. Distribution and habitat - They are migratory and most of them winter in protected coastal waters, or open inland waters, on the east and west coasts of North America and the southern United States. More

The chunky little Bufflehead is the smallest diving duck native to North America. Males seldom exceed 1 lb. in weight and the smaller females weigh on average less than 12 oz. Buffleheads are sexually dimorphic in plumage as well as overall size. Breeding males have black backs and white underparts. Their wings are black with a large white patch covering the secondary flight feathers and a large portion of the coverts. Their heads are predominantly black with iridescent green and purple highlights. More

The smallest diving duck in North America, the Bufflehead breeds in ponds and small lakes in Canada, and winters in much of the United States. It nests in tree cavities as well as in nest boxes. More

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Buffleheads are the smallest diving duck in North America. Their small size allows them to nest in tree holes made by northern flickers. These holes are too small to accommodate other cavity nesting ducks. Identification BuffleheadsA compact duck, with a short neck and narrow grey bill, the bufflehead looks almost like a miniature goldeneye. More

The Bufflehead, which is a terrestrial bird, is native to countries throughout the Caribbean and North America. It has also been seen in Iceland, Greenland, the Netherlands and parts of Europe. This bird has a range of nearly 5 million square kilometers. The population of the Bufflehead is around 1 million individual birds. Although the rating for this bird was previously Lower Risk, currently the Bufflehead is rated as Least Concern and faces no immediate danger. More

buffleheadbufflehead - small North American diving duck; males have bushy head plumageBucephela albeola, butterball, dipperduck - small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legsBucephala, genus Bucephala - buffleheads and goldeneyes How to thank TFD for its existence? Tell a friend about us, add a link to this page, add the site to iGoogle, or visit webmaster's page for free fun content. More

Male BuffleheadThe Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) is a small sea duck of the genus Bucephala, the goldeneyes. The name Bufflehead is a combination of buffalo and head, referring to the oddly bulbous head shape of the species. This is most noticeable when the male puffs out the feathers on the head, thus greatly increasing the apparent size of the head. This species was first described by Linnaeus in his Systema naturae in 1758 as Anas albeola. More

The Bufflehead is Canada’s smallest diving duck. More

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Bufflehead, is easily distinguished from other ducks. The male has a white underside and a dark back that appears black, but upon closer inspection, is actually a deep iridescent greenish-purple. At the back of the black head is a wedge of white. This mark distinguishes the Bufflehead from the larger goldeneyes, which have white in front of their eyes. The smaller female is a drab, brownish, dusty-black with white ear- and wing-patches. More

Bufflehead are small sea ducks that breed throughout central and western Canada and in parts of the U.S. Alaska and frequent turbulent coastal marine habitats in winter. Their small size enables them to breed in nest cavities in trees and also in nest boxes that would be too small to accommodate larger ducks. Bufflehead winter along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the U.S., but are often found in inland water bodies. More

A dynamic little sea-duck, the Bufflehead is exciting to watch for both birdwatcher and aviculturist alike. By far the smallest of the sea-ducks, Bufflehead males weigh approximately 1 pound, while the females are considerably smaller, weighing an average of 11 ounces. Less gregarious than most other sea-duck species, Buffleheads tend to migrate and winter in small flocks of under 50 in number. This small flock size is sometimes attributed to the pugnacious nature of the males, who are often very aggressive to each other. More

Bufflehead can expel goldeneye yearlings, females, and unpaired males. Yearlings and failed nesters (females) "prospect" for future nest sites while other females are incubating, or shortly after hatching. When feeding in small groups, one sentry usu stays on surface while others dive. STANFORD. NOTES: Uncommon winter visitor in more open, deeper water at Lagunita. ESSAYS: Dabblers vs. More

The Bufflehead breeds on lakes, ponds, and rivers in the Taiga. Buffleheads spend the winter in the United States on any body of open water, but are most common in coastal regions such as estuaries and bays. Identifying Features: The male is easily recognized by the large white patch on the head (the duck on the right in the figure) and its generally chunky overall appearance. The female is more discrete in its coloration. More

Buffleheads spent about 2 weeks in late March at our pond. A small diving duck they were very wary of humans and I could not get close at all. This is the adult male plumage, very distinctive black and white pattern. More

Buffleheads travel to breeding grounds in Alaska and western Canada in February, March and April. They nest in tree cavities, especially old flicker holes. The female returns every year to the area of her birth and lays one egg each morning for six to 11 days, some time between mid-April and May. The Bufflehead is the only tree-nesting duck that can use nest holes of flickers. More

Bufflehead distribution in North America. The Bufflehead, confined as a breeder to the boreal forest and aspen park-land of North America, is our smallest diving duck. Its small size has probably evolved with its habit of nesting in the holes of the Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus), an abundant resource too small to accomodate other, larger cavity-nesting ducks. Bufflehead also nest in boxes, facilitating management of this species and studies of its reproductive biology. More

The Bufflehead nests almost exclusively in holes excavated by Northern Flickers (a type of American woodpecker) line Records and Distribution First Record: Isles of Scilly, 1920 (Know, A.G. 2001. More

BuffleheadThe bufflehead is the smallest diving duck in North America. It is 11-15 inches in length with a wingspan of 22 inches and usually weighs less than a pound. The male has a white chest, belly, and sides. He has a black back and a black head with a greenish and purplish shine. He has a large white patch that covers the back half of its head. More

The Bufflehead belongs to a group of ducks called divers; they have short tails and huge feet set well back on their bodies. These features enable them to dive and swim rapidly to catch their prey of mollusks, fish, and other aquatic animals — but they pay a price. Buffleheads, like most other divers, can hardly walk on land. To become airborne, they have to patter along the water on their feet, like a plane on a runway. More

Bill Ling’s gunter, shown on Bufflehead, is the successor to Puffin’s batwinged gunter, and the prototype for Bufflehead gunters. Yost’s Starfire hull was my gauge and baseline for developing the 15’ 5” x 33” Bufflehead design for plywood. After twenty years of experiments and experience sailing canoes and kayaks, with help and encouragement from many remarkable people, Bufflehead is the result of the multichine shape I drew in 1993. More

BuffleheadThe bufflehead is a small, chunky, energetic diving duck. It varies in color and pattern depending on its sex: * Male buffleheads are mostly white with a black back. They have a glossy, greenish-black head with a large white "bonnet" or patch on the back. In flight, they show a large white wing patch. * Female buffleheads have a grayish-brown head, back and wings. More

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Order : Anseriformes
Family : Anatidae
Genus : Bucephala
Species : albeola
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)