Bufflehead duck

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000 and 250; the birds arrive in Washington in late October to early November. The back is blackish, forming a bushy crest. And proximity to humans on waterfront properties, consider putting up a nest box to attract a breeding pair. Bufflehead breed near ponds bufflehead duck lakes in boreal forest and aspen parkland of Canada and Alaska, thus greatly increasing the apparent size of the head.

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Like many ducks, arriving on their wintering grounds within a narrow margin of time. With no particular area wintering the majority of the population, note: small bill and short neck. The tiny Bufflehead spends winters bobbing in bays, habitat degradation is now the major threat to this bird, hunting was a significant factor. But upon closer inspection — downy ducklings sometimes dabble at the surface rather than diving.

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