|The Goldeneye can be found in the Tundra Zone, Slimbridge|
|Scandinavia, Russia, British Isles, Germany, Switzerland, Poland, the Balkan States, west to Kamchatka. Also Newfoundland and Labrador east to British Columbia and Alaska.|
|Winter Habitat or Migration Area|
|Winters in Southern Baltic, Black and Caspian Sea, Asia Monor, Iran, North India and Pakistan across to Bhurms, China, Korea, Taiwan and Japan.|
450mm to 520mm (18" to 21")
Appearance - Drake
The male has a Green/Black head with a round 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, Black bill, Brown Grey plumage with Whitish breast and underparts. The eyes are Pale Yellow to Whitish.
Lakes, Rivers and Coastal Waters.
Aquatic Plants and Insects, Fish, Crustaceans, Molluscs, Shrimps and Crabs.
May to June
The Goldeneye nests in tree hollows and will also use nestboxes.
Quantiy: 6 to 11.
Colour: Blue Breen.
|Slimbridge Wildfowl G - L|
|Gadwall (Anas Strepera)|
|Garganey (Anas Querquedula)|
|Goldeneye (Bucephala Clangula)|
|Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus Roseus)|
|Greater Scaup (Aythya Marila)|
|Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser Albifrons)|
|Grey-crowned Crane (Balearica Regulorum)|
|Greylag Goose (Anser Anser)|
|Hardhead (Aythya Australis)|
|Hawaiian Goose (Nene) (Branta Sandvicensis)|
|Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes Cucullatus)|
|James's Flamingo (Phoenicoparrus Jamesi)|
|Laysan Duck (Anas Laysanensis)|
|Lesser Flamingo (Phoenicopterus Minor)|
|Lesser Scaup (Aythya Affinis)|
|Lesser White-Fronted Goose (Anser Erythropus)|
|Wildfowl (Listed Alphabetically)|
|A-B | C-F | G-L | M-R | S-Z|
The Goldeneye is a seaduck from the Northern hemisphere.
It belongs to the Bucephala genus of which there are three species, The Common Goldeneye, the Barrow's Goldeneye and the Bufflehead.
The Goldeneye is also called the 'Whistler' which comes from the noise in makes during flight.
|Hear the Goldeneye's Call:-|