Other Names: painted duck, totem pole duck, rock duck, glacier duck, mountain duck, white-eyed diver, squeaker, blue streak.
Distribution: arctic tundras worldwide in summer; northern Atlantic and Pacific coasts in winter.
Size: 38-45 cm in lenght with a 63-70 cm wingspan.
Plumage: Males are blue-gray overall, with chestnut flanks and distinctive white patches on the head and body. Some may be lighter matte gray on the breast and upper flanks. Females are dusky brown overall with two or three whitish patches on the sides of the face. The bill is bluish-gray and the eyes are black.