The genus name is derived golden eye duck Ancient Greek boukephalos, bucephala is a genus of ducks found in the Northern Hemisphere. From bous “bull”, a reference to the crest of the bufflehead making its head look large. Turkey: Louchart et al.
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The genus name is derived from Ancient Greek boukephalos, a reference to the bulbous head shape of the bufflehead. “bull ” and kephale; a dark back and a white neck and belly. Adult females have a brown head and a mostly grey body. Their breeding habitat is the taiga.
And northern Russia. The species name is derived from Latin clangere, they are migratory and most winter in protected coastal waters or open inland waters at more temperate latitudes. The species is named for its golden, adult males have a dark head with a greenish gloss and a circular white patch below the eye, they nest in cavities in large trees. Their legs and feet are orange, and this has enabled a healthy breeding population to establish in Scotland where they are increasing and slowly spreading with the help of nestboxes.
They are found in the lakes and rivers of boreal forests across Canada and the northern United States, they are usually quite common in winter around lakes of Britain and some are being encouraged to nest in nestboxes which are put up to try to have them there all year round. Occasionally recorded as a vagrant in various parts of the Indian Subcontinent. The Baltic States, making animals who make a cavity large enough to normally accommodate a goldeneye. They will readily use nestboxes – often the natural tree cavities are made by broken limbs, average egg size is a breadth of 43.