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(Aythya valisineria)

Photo © David Blevins
Canvasback Information

Length: 19 - 24"

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.

: 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
Calls of the Canvasback
Range Maps:
Canvasback Breeding Map Canvasback Winter Map      USGS
Breeding Map         Winter Map (CBC)     
Additional Information:
Habitat, diet, feeding behavior, nesting, migration, and conservation status of this bird. Includes range map, photos, and songs and calls. (From Audubon Field Guide)



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