The male Bufflehead has a black head and upper neck with shades of blue, green and violet, bluish-grey beak, eyes are dark-brown, a large patch of white extend from behind the eye to the back of the head which forms a crest, upperparts are black, lower neck and underparts are white, and the legs and feet are pink.
The female has a dark-brown head with a white patch behind and below the eye, blackish-brown upperparts, greyish-white underparts, dark-grey beak, dark-brown eyes, and legs and feet are greyish.
- The male in eclipse plumage is similar to the female but has a larger white patch on its face and retains its wing pattern.
Typical Adult is 32-40cm (12-16in).
Seeds, aquatic insects, aquatic plants, crustaceans, and molluscs.
Wooded lakes, ponds, open inland waters, and coastal waters in Alaska and Canada. Winters further south in USA and Mexico.
May to June.
6 to 11 (cream to pale olive colour).
River Cottage's collection of Ducks changes regularly. Please visit us regularly to keep up-to-date with our flock
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Note: All birds are subject to availability and we reserve the right to alter prices as the market and our costs dictate. Viewing is strictly by appointment. Please contact us for futher details