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(Aythya valisineria)

Photo © David Blevins
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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.
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Photo of this bird, description, distribution, reproduction, ecology, behavior, vocalization. (From Aquatic Environments)



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