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Tufted Duck Female

Tufted Duck Female
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Copyright: Jim Costello (bullybeef53) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 33 W: 5 N: 197] (943)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-02-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 550 D, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM, Canon 77mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Newfoundland Wildlife [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-02-06 12:07
Viewed: 4597
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
“Tufted Duck Female” is the name of this photo taken at Quidi Vidi Lake. The female Tufted Duck is brown overall with paler brown sides and a smaller crest, white wing stripes, and a black-tipped gray bill.
This duck has a white spots above its bill which is a variation, I think?

Tufted ducks dive to feed on the roots, seeds and buds of aquatic plants; clams; snails; aquatic insects and sometimes amphibians and small fish. They also skim flies and duckweed on the water's surface.

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Hi Jim
The dark nail on the tip of the otherwise bluish bill and the large white spot between the eye and the bill show that this is a Scaup, not a Tufted Duck. We only have Greater here in Europe but over-there Lesser is probably more common.

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