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Synonyms for bufflehead

small North American diving duck

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It wasn't long after the first pair of goldeneyes were in hand that Greg spotted a flock of buffleheads.
What do bufflehead, collared pratincole, white-throated needle-tail and desert wheatear have in common, apart from the fact that they are all birds?
Other waterfowl species commonly observed on the reservoir include American wigeon (Anas americana), gadwall (Anas strepera), bufflehead (Bucephala albeola), Canada goose (Branta canadensis), ruddy duck (Oxyura jamaicensis), wood duck (Aix sponsa), and blue-winged teal (Anas discors).
It was late winter, and only a few goldeneyes and bufflehead remained.
The bufflehead duck would talk to me, but now he circles, unsolicitous, masked, upon the pond.
Both zebra and quagga mussels have become important food sources for several local species in Ontario, including various crayfishes and fish, as well as waterfowl, such as the lesser scaup, the greater scaup, and the bufflehead.
The young female bufflehead has caused a stir in bird-watching circles after surviving getting blown thousands of miles off course and landing in a west-of-Ireland lake.
It provides an entertaining quotation demonstrating its use from diarist Samuel Pepys: 'The veriest knave and bufflehead that ever he saw in his life'.
Common name Genus and species Canada Goose Branta canadensis Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Bufflehead Bucephala albeola Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator American Coot Fulica americana American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum Northern Shrike Lanius excubitor American Tree Sparrow Spizella arborea Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater Common Redpoll Carduelis flammea American Goldfinch Carduelis ristis Table 2 Winter resident bird species in the Grand Calumet River corridor.
The Bufflehead is so named because the shape of its enormous black and white head is often compared to that of a buffalo.
From the gravel drive on the hill I could see bufflehead and American widgeon at rest on a pond, the dark crowns of huge maple trees motionless in the night air, and cattle grazing slow as winter in a pasture where I'd heard coyotes howl.
Bouillet Collection of Wildlife Art," I saw that the Bobwhite Quail, the Wood Duck, the Canvasback, the Canada Goose, the Bufflehead, the Green-Winged Teal and the Ruddy Duck I were still available.
Before the day's end, a lone bufflehead gave us a flyby that proved fatal and Hauptman added it to the strap to round out our limit of divers.