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Common Goldeneye

Bucephala clangula

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Large duck; about the size of a Mallard. Breeding males have a black head with circular white patch at the base of the bill, black back and white body. Females and first-year males have gray body and chocolate brown head. Bright yellow eyes. Found along both coasts of the U.S. and Canada and the Great Lakes in winter months, feeding on mussels and other aquatic invertebrates.

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