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Common Goldeneye -
(Bucephala clangula) 

Identification

  • A diving duck
  • Males: green head, large white dot on cheek between eye and bill, black back, otherwise mostly white
  • Females: light grey back with white color on neck and underside, brown head

Habitat

  • Lakes, ponds near forest edge

Additional Information

  • Late fall migrant
  • Arrives early in spring (as soon as the ice is out)
  • Uncommon migrant in the upper Kickapoo watershed.

Male Common Goldeney on a pond

Female Common Goldeneye on water

Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962
kickapoo.reserve@krm.state.wi.us

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