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Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)
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Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)
Male Bufflehead

General Description: Buffleheads (Bucephala albeola) are sexually dimorphic pond ducks. In both genders, the back is black and the sides are light gray or white. Females have a white oval on the side of the head, and males have a white crest.

Taxonomy: Anseriformes, Anatidae, Anatinae

Favored Habitat: Ponds and marshes.

Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)
Female Bufflehead

Where to Find: Neighborhood ponds, parks (e.g., Lorenzi Park and Sunset Park), the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, and Boulder Beach Marina at Lake Mead NRA. To find them in more natural habitat, visit the Pahranagat Valley or the Overton Wildlife Management Area.

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Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)
Male Bufflehead
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)
Male Bufflehead
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Working on a small clam?
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)
Beating up (tenderizing) the taste treat.
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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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