CANVASBACK
(Aythya Valisineria)
Canada Goose          Cape Barren Goose


Tundra Zone - Slimbridge
The Canvasback can be found in the Tundra Zone, SlimbridgeMap (Slimbridge)
North America
Breeding Habitat - North America
Central Alaska south to Central Oregon and North Utah, New Mexico and South Nebraska.
Winter Habitat or Migration Area
Winters in mid-Atlantic United States and the lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley or the Pacific flyway along the coast of California.

Conservation Status


Size
480mm to 560mm (19" to 22")

Appearance - Drake
The male has a wedge shaped Chestnut Red head and neck, a long Black bill, Red eyes, Black breast, Grey back with a Black rump and Dark Grey tail. Sides and belly are White with vermiculation. Legs and feet are Bluish Grey.

Appearance - Duck
The female has a Black bill, light Brown Head and neck, Dark Brown eyes, Dark Brown chest and foreback. Grey Brown sides, flank and back. The legs and feet are Blue grey.

Habitat
Wetlands, Prairie Marshes, River Delta’s of North West United States.

Diet
Seeds, Buds, Leaves, Sago Pondweed Tubers, Roots, Snails and Insect Larvae.

Breeding Time
May to Early June.

Nest
The nest is built in a Marsh from vegetation and lined with down.

Eggs
Quantity: 5 to 11
Colour: Greenish Drab

Slimbridge Wildfowl C - F
Canada Goose (Branta Canadensis)
Canvasback (Aythya Valisineria)
Cape Barren Goose (Cereopsis Novaehollandiae)
Cape Teal (Anas Capensis)
Chestnut Teal (Anas Castanea)
Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus Chilensis)
Chiloe Wigeon (Anas Sibilatrix)
Chinese Spot-Billed Duck (Anas zonorhyncha)
Comb Duck (Sarkidiornis Melanotos)
Common Merganser (Mergus Merganser)
Coot (Fulica Atra)
Coscoroba Swan (Coscoroba Coscoroba)
Crested Screamer (Chauna Torquata)
Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides Virgo)
Eider (Somateria Mollissima)
Emperor Goose (Anser or Chen Canagicus)
Eurasian Crane (Grus Grus)
Eurasian Wigeon (Anas Penelope)
Falcated Duck (Anas Falcata)
Ferruginous Duck (Aythya Nyroca)
Freckled Duck (Stictonetta Naevosa)
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CANVASBACK
Canada Goose          Cape Barren Goose
Canvasback
©Nigel Key Canvasback (Slimbridge April 2011)

The Canvasback is a diving duck found in North America.

The drakes sides, back and belly are White with a fine vermiculation resembling canvas weave which led to its name.

The Canvasback are effectively conserved by protecting their breeding grounds. They are currently classed as Least Concern.
   Hear the Canvasback's Call:-


Photographs ©Nigel Key, Click thumbnail to enlarge.
 Canvasback (Slimbridge April 2015)  Canvasback (Slimbridge April 2015)  Canvasback (Slimbridge May 2015)
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 Canvasback (Slimbridge March 2014)  Canvasback (Slimbridge March 2014)  Canvasback (Slimbridge July 2014)
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22/07/14
 Canvasback (Slimbridge November 2013)  Canvasback (Slimbridge November 2013)  Canvasback (Slimbridge March 2014)
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16/03/14
 Canvasback (Slimbridge September 2013)  Canvasback (Slimbridge September 2013)  Canvasback (Slimbridge September 2013)
04/09/13
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04/09/13
 Canvasback (Slimbridge July 2013)  Canvasback (Slimbridge September 2013)  Canvasback (Slimbridge September 2013)
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04/09/13
Male Canvasback (Slimbridge August 2011) Male Canvasback (Slimbridge March 2012) Female Canvasback (Slimbridge May 2012)
15/08/11
24/03/12
26/05/12
Male Canvasback (Slimbridge June 2010) Male Canvasback (Slimbridge March 2011) Male Canvasback (Slimbridge April 2011)
04/06/10
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09/04/11





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