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Synonyms for bufflehead

small North American diving duck

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The lone bufflehead - a type of North American duck - was on her way from Canada to South America when a storm carried her to Ireland.
It provides an entertaining quotation demonstrating its use from diarist Samuel Pepys: 'The veriest knave and bufflehead that ever he saw in his life'.
We knocked down a half-dozen buffleheads that showed fierce tenacity for life, little black and white steel sponges, and we cursed the long-tails for swinging wide, and the scaup as well for swinging even wider.
Closer to home, belated news came of a tiny American duck, a female Bufflehead, on the sea off Llanfairfechan on November 21.
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.
He received them from the International Wild Waterfowl Association for being the first person in the world to breed three kinds of ducks in captivity: the hooded merganser (1955), bufflehead (1964), and harlequin duck (1977).
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.
My bag consisted of five lesser scaup, a bufflehead and two Barrow's goldeneyes.
With much open water, waterfowl were plentiful: greater white-fronted goose, 1; pink-footed goose, 1 (new species for the count); snow goose, 1; Canada goose, 2,440; mute swan, 14; wood duck CW (seen during count week but not on count day); gadwall cw; American wigeon, 1; American black duck, 55; mallard, 786; northern pintail, 1; green-winged teal, 9; ring-necked duck, 28; greater scaup, 58; lesser scaup, 12 (new high); white-winged scoter, 1; bufflehead, 10; common goldeneye, 106; Barrow's goldeneye, 1; hooded merganser, 355 (new high); common merganser, 96; American coot, 2; wild turkey, 226 (new high); common loon, 9; horned grebe, 4.
Territorial behaviour of Common Goldeneye, Burrow's Goldeneye and Bufflehead in areas of sympatry.
They've also spotted a red-chested American Kestrel, a family of barn owls, a Bufflehead duck and a shrike.
Breeding habitat selection by Barrow's Goldeneye and Bufflehead in the CaribooChilcotin region of British Columbia: nest sites, brood-rearing habitat, and competition.
Bufflehead, I could tell when they took flight back over the brooding lake, and with the storm, restless.
For example, I dropped a hen bufflehead into a nearly frozen bay of slush ice.