|The Canvasback can be found in the Tundra Zone, Slimbridge|
|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.|
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.
Wetlands, Prairie Marshes, River Delta’s of North West United States.
Seeds, Buds, Leaves, Sago Pondweed Tubers, Roots, Snails and Insect Larvae.
May to Early June.
The nest is built in a Marsh from vegetation and lined with down.
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)|
|Wildfowl (Listed Alphabetically)|
|A-B | C-F | G-L | M-R | S-Z|
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:-|