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Common Goldeneye  - Bucephala clangula

Common Goldeneye - Bucephala clangula

A medium sized, migratory duck which can be seen around Montreal during the winter months in open water. Common Goldeneye dive for food. They build their nest in tree cavities.

Common Names

How to Identify

I look at the color pattern of male, greenish black head with a white spot near the beak, and female, brown head, and the characteristic yellow ring around the eye to identify this bird.

Where & When to Spot

I see them in small flocks in Rapids Park Lachine in the river during winter months only.

Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)

Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)

Rapids Park Lachine - March 16, 2019

NIKON D500; 300.0 mm f/4.0; Focal Length 420mm; Exposure 1/1600; Aperture f9.0; Iso 280;
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Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)

Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)

Rapids Park Lachine - February 18, 2018

NIKON D500; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f9.0; Iso 360;
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Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)

Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)

Rapids Park Lachine - March 05, 2017

NIKON D7100; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/1000; Aperture f6.3; Iso 200;
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Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)

Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)

Rapids Park Lachine - February 01, 2016

NIKON D500; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/2000; Aperture f6.3; Iso 400;
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Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)

Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)

Rapids Park Lachine - February 01, 2016

NIKON D500; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/2000; Aperture f6.3; Iso 450;
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