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Bufflehead Duck

A male bufflehead.
Becky Matsubara [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr
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A male bufflehead.

The bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) is a small sea duck of the genus Bucephala, the goldeneyes. This species was first described by Linnaeus in his Systema naturae in 1758 as Anas albeola. They are migratory and most of them winter in protected coastal waters, or open inland waters, on the east and west coasts of North America and the southern United States.