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Canvasback
(Aythya valisineria)

  
        
 
Canvasback
Photo © David Blevins
 
Canvasback Information

Length: 19 - 24"


Habitat
:
Breeding habitat: Freshwater marshes; lakes, ponds, and rivers with marshy vegetation along the edges.

Winter habitat: Sheltered coastal bays and estuaries; deep lakes with areas free from ice.

Diet
: Seeds, leaves, stems, and roots of aquatic vegetation such as wild celery, pondweeds, water lilies, and sedges; aquatic insects, mollusks, small crustaceans, small fish.
 
 
Canvasback ID TipsIdentification tips for the Canvasback
 
 
Range Maps:
(Click map to enlarge.)
 
Canvasback Breeding Map Canvasback Winter Map      USGS
     
Breeding Map         Winter Map (CBC)     
 
 
Additional Information:
 
Canvasback Information
Photo of this bird, description, distribution, reproduction, ecology, behavior, vocalization. (From Aquatic Environments)
 
     
   

 

 


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