Tufted Duck

Other Names: none

Distribution: northern Eurasia in summer; east and south Asia, Mediterranean coastlines, and the Ethiopian highlands in winter. A non-migratory population exists in western Europe.

Description:

Size: 40-47 cm in length with a 65-72 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Adult males are black with white flanks and wingtips and a tuft of longer black feathers extending behind the head. Females are chestnut brown with flanks ranging from light brown to mottled off-white. ducklings are a uniform gray-brown. All have yellow eyes with white irises and blue-gray to dark gray bills.

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Tufted Duck

Tufted Duck

Bill Shape
spatulate
Regions
alaska
alberta
arizona
arkansas
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
delaware
hawaii
idaho
illinois
indiana
kansas
kentucky
labrador
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
michigan
montana
nebraska
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new york
nova scotia
ohio
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
vermont
virginia
washington
wyoming
yukon
Tail Shape
pointed-tail
Wing Shape
tapered-wings
Habitat
lakes rivers ponds
Color
sheen
black
Body Shape
duck
Size
large
Order
ducks, geese and swans - anatidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species