Bufflehead

Bucephala albeola

Order

ANSERIFORMES

Family

Ducks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)

Code 4

BUFF

Code 6

BUCALB

ITIS

HEAD

Bufflehead Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Spatulate
  • Eye Color: Dark brown
  • Head pattern: Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: White and black with green and purple gloss.
  • Forehead Color: Black with green and purple gloss.
  • Nape Color: White to black
  • Throat Color: Black
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Bufflehead Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 33-41 cm (13-16 in)
  • Weight: 600 g (21.16 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Black, Sheen or Iridescence
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: Black
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Bufflehead Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Swift direct flight with rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 51-61 cm (20-24 in)
  • Wing Shape: Tapered-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Pink to orange-red.
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Head Feathers and Markings X
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