The Common Goldeneye has a large round spot before its eye. They have green heads, a white body, and a black back. The females have a brown head, a white ring around the neck, and a brownish gray body. Common Goldeneye’s can be found around fresh and salt water lakes, rivers, or bays throughout much of the United States in winter and Canada in the summer. They are diving ducks, they eat fish and fish eggs, along with insects, also some seeds and tubers. They are fast flyers, clocked up to 40 MPH. I saw this one in northern Arizona.


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