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Bufflehead - (Bucephala albeola) 


  • Small diving duck
  • Male black above, white below, large
         white patch on sides and back of head
  • Female dark brownish above, grey below
  • Small white ear patch
  • 13.5" (34 cm.)


  • Ponds, lakes, rivers

Additional Information

  • Common migrant
  • Nests in tree cavities in the boreal forest; 
  • Winters in southern U.S., usually along the  coast

Two male buffleheads in water

Male and female buffleheads in water

Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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