Barrows Goldeneye

Other Names: none

Distribution: discontinuously throughout northern Pacific and Atlantic coasts in summer; northern coasts of North America in winter.

Barrows Goldeneye distribution range map

Description:

Size: 43-48 cm in length.

Plumage: Males have a white body, black back, wing mantle spotted with white, and a black-appearing purple-glossed head. Females are gray with a brown head and white collar. The bill is brown to black and the eyes are white.

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Barrows Goldeneye

Barrows Goldeneye

Bill Shape
spatulate
Regions
alaska
alberta
arizona
arkansas
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
delaware
hawaii
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
labrador
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
michigan
minnesota
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north dakota
northwest territories
nova scotia
nunavut
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
yukon
Tail Shape
pointed-tail
Wing Shape
tapered-wings
Action
walking
Behavior
flocks
zigzag
Markings
bold
cross
Sounds
clear
soft
Location
ground dwelling
north in summer
north in winter
south in winter
Habitat
coasts
lakes rivers ponds
flats
Oceans
Color
sheen
black
white
Body Shape
duck
Size
large
small
Order
ducks, geese and swans - anatidae
ducks, geese and swans - anseriformes
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species