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Ottawa, Michigan, United States
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Anseriformes > Anatidae

Long-tailed Duck

Clangula hyemalis

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Diving duck that favors saltwater in winter and Arctic tundra pools in summer. Males are distinctive with black, white, gray, and brown patterns and long pointed tail. Male plumage changes dramatically from winter to summer. Females and immature males are brownish overall with whiter face and large dark cheek patch. Dives frequently to feed mainly on invertebrates.

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