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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
 
Calls of the Canvasback
 
Range Maps:
 
Canvasback Breeding Map Canvasback Winter Map      USGS
     
Breeding Map         Winter Map (CBC)     
 
 
Additional Information:
 
Canvasback
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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