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.
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430mm to 480mm (17" to 19")
Appearance - Male
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 - Female
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.
Wooded Lakes, Ponds, Rivers and Coastal Waters.
Aquatic Insects, Pond Vegetation and Crustaceans such as Mussels & Gastropods.
Quantity: 8 to 14
Colour: Blue Green.