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Bufflehead by Ted Ardley. Alternate name
Bucephala albeola Scientific name 
Anseriformes Order
Anatidae Family   
32-40 cm                 Length
Breeds wooded ponds, lakes winters coastal or inland open waters. Habitat
5 to 10 eggs incubated by female in 28 to 33 days. Clutch  
Molluscs, crustaceans, insects and plant matter. Food   Diet
often found in small groups seldom more than 10.  Habits
493 World Number

Least concern    


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