GOLDENEYE
(Bucephala Clangula)
Garganey                  Greater Flamingo


Tundra Zone - Slimbridge
The Goldeneye can be found in the Tundra Zone, SlimbridgeMap (Slimbridge)
Breeding Habitat
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.

Conservation Status


Size
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.

Habitat
Lakes, Rivers and Coastal Waters.

Diet
Aquatic Plants and Insects, Fish, Crustaceans, Molluscs, Shrimps and Crabs.

Breeding Time
May to June

Nest
The Goldeneye nests in tree hollows and will also use nestboxes.

Eggs
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)
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GOLDENEYE
Garganey                  Greater Flamingo
Goldeneye
©Nigel Key Goldeneye (Slimbridge August 2011)

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:-

Photographs ©Nigel Key, Click thumbnail to enlarge.
Goldeneye (Slimbridge May 2014) Goldeneye (Slimbridge May 2014) Goldeneye (Slimbridge July 2014)
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Goldeneye (Slimbridge November 2013) Goldeneye (Slimbridge March 2014) Goldeneye (Slimbridge March 2014)
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Male Goldeneye (Slimbridge September 2013) Female Goldeneye (Slimbridge September 2013) Male Goldeneye (Slimbridge September 2013)
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Male Goldeneye (Slimbridge April 2013) Female Goldeneye (Slimbridge September 2013) Male Goldeneye (Slimbridge September 2013)
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Male Goldeneye (Slimbridge May 2012) Female Goldeneye (Slimbridge May 2012) Male Goldeneye (Slimbridge May 2012)
Male 26/05/12
Female 26/05/12
Male 26/05/12
Female Goldeneye (Slimbridge April 2011) Male Goldeneye (Slimbridge April 2011) Male Goldeneye (Slimbridge August 2011)
Female 09/04/11
Male 09/04/11
Male 15/08/11
Male Goldeneye (Slimbridge April 2011) Female Goldeneye (Slimbridge April 2011) Male Goldeneye (Slimbridge April 2011)
Male 09/04/11
Female 09/04/11
Male 09/04/11





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