BARROW'S GOLDENEYE
(Bucephala Islandica)
Barnacle Goose    Bewick's Swan


North America Zone - Slimbridge
The Barrow's Goldeneye found in North America Zone SlimbridgeMap (Slimbridge)
North America
Breeding Habitat - North America
North West Northern America, Western Canada and Iceland.
Winter Habitat or Migration Area
Winters on the Pacific coast of Noth America from Alaska to California, also St. Lawrence River, Great Lakes and Iceland.

Conservation Status


Size
430mm to 480mm (17" to 19")

Appearance - Drake
The male has a Green tinted Black head with a crecent shaped White patch on the cheek in front of a Deep 'Golden' Yellow eye and a Black bill.

The neck, breast, belly and flanks are White. The tail and back are Black with White scapulars. The legs and feet are Orange/Yellow.

Appearance - Duck
The female has a Dark Brown head and neck, Yellow / Black bill, Brown Grey plumage with Light Grey mottled breast and underparts. The eyes are Pale Yellow to Whitish.

Habitat
Wooded Lakes, Ponds, Rivers and Coastal Waters.

Diet
Aquatic Insects, Pond Vegetation and Crustaceans such as Mussels & Gastropods.

Breeding Time
May.

Eggs
Quantity: 8 to 14.
Colour: Blue Green


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Barrow's Goldeneye (Bucephala Islandica)
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BARROW'S GOLDENEYE
Barnacle Goose    Bewick's Swan
Barrow's Goldeneye
©Nigel Key Barrow's Goldeneye (Slimbridge May 2015)

The Barrow's Goldeneye is a Sea Duck which was named after Sir John Barrrow.

It belongs to the Bucephala genus of which there are three species, the Barrow's Goldeneye, the Common Goldeneye and the Bufflehead.

The Barrow's Goldeneye is similar in appearence to the Common Goldeneye but is larger and has a distinctive White 'crescent' patch on the cheek rather than a 'round' patch.
   Hear the Barrow's Goldeneye's Call:-



Photographs © Nigel Key, Click thumbnail to enlarge.
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Related Links: -
Bufflehead - www.slim-bridge.co.uk

Common Goldeneye - www.slim-bridge.co.uk

Sea Duck Identification - www.slim-bridge.co.uk

W.W.T. Official Website- www.wwt.org.uk/