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Canvasback (Aythya valisineria)
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Canvasback (Aythya valisineria)
Male Canvasback

General Description: Canvasback (Aythya valisineria) are sexually dimorphic pond ducks. In both genders, the body is white. In males, the head and neck are red (chestnut), and in females and eclipse males, the head and neck are brown. Note the slope of the forehead, which is flat and continues onto the bill; none of our other ducks have a forehead like this.

Taxonomy: Anseriformes, Anatidae, Anatinae

Favored Habitat: Ponds and marshes.

Canvasback (Aythya valisineria)
Female Canvasback

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

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Canvasback (Aythya valisineria) If you were a tasty bit of pond weed or a little snail, this might be the last face you ever see!
Canvasback (Aythya valisineria)
Male Canvasback
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Male Canvasback
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Male and female Canvasback
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Male Canvasback and Male Redhead
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Male Canvasback and Male Redhead
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Male Canvasback and Male Redhead
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Male Canvasback and Male Bufflehead
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Canvasback female
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Canvasbacks and other ducks at Sunset Park
more to come ...

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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