Long-tailed Duck (female - winter plumage) - approx. 40 cm
Order: Anseriformes (Waterfowl)
Family: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese & Swans)
Genus: Clangula
Species: Hyemalis
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Updated December 2 2016
Long-tailed Duck (male - winter plumage) - approx. 52 cm
Order: Anseriformes (Waterfowl)
Family: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese & Swans)
Genus: Clangula
Species: Hyemalis
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Updated December 2 2016
Ring-necked Ducks (male) - approx. 42 cm
Order: Anseriformes (Waterfowl)
Family: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese & Swans)
Genus: Aythya
Species: Collaris
Canvasback Ducks (male & female) - approx. 54 cm
Order: Anseriformes (Waterfowl)
Family: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese & Swans)
Genus: Aythya
Species: Valisineria
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Updated May 23 2012
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Bufflehead Duck (male) - approx. 36 cm
Order: Anseriformes (Waterfowl)
Family: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese & Swans)
Genus: Bucephala
Species: Albeola
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Updated April 18 2016
Bufflehead Duck (female) - approx. 36 cm
Order: Anseriformes (Waterfowl)
Family: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese & Swans)
Genus: Bucephala
Species: Albeola
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Updated April 18 2016
Long-tailed Duck (male - breeding plumage) - approx. 52
cm
Order: Anseriformes (Waterfowl)
Family: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese & Swans)
Genus: Clangula
Species: Hyemalis
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Updated December 2 2016
Redhead Ducks (male & female) - approx. 50 cm
Order: Anseriformes (Waterfowl)
Family: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese & Swans)
Genus: Aythya
Species: Americana
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Updated January 26 2015
Lesser Scaup (female & male) - approx. 40 cm
Order: Anseriformes (Waterfowl)
Family: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese & Swans)
Genus: Aythya
Species: Affinis
Common Goldeneye Duck (male) - approx. 46 cm
Order: Anseriformes (Waterfowl)
Family: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese & Swans)
Genus: Bucephala
Species: Clangula
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Updated May 4 2015
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Common Goldeneye Duck (female) - approx. 46 cm
Order: Anseriformes (Waterfowl)
Family: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese & Swans)
Genus: Bucephala
Species: Clangula
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Updated May 4 2015
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Hooded Merganser Ducks (male & female) - approx. 44 cm
Order: Anseriformes (Waterfowl)
Family: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese & Swans)
Genus: Lophodytes
Species: Cucullatus
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Updated March 29 2016
Red-breasted Merganser Duck (male) - approx. 62 cm
Order: Anseriformes (Waterfowl)
Family: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese & Swans)
Genus: Mergus
Species: Serrator
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Updated March 27 2016
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Red-breasted Merganser Duck (female) - approx. 62 cm
Order: Anseriformes (Waterfowl)
Family: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese & Swans)
Genus: Mergus
Species: Serrator
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Updated March 27 2016
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Common Merganser Ducks (female) - approx. 62 cm
Order: Anseriformes (Waterfowl)
Family: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese & Swans)
Genus: Mergus
Species: Merganser
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Common Goldeneye Ducks (1st year males) - approx.
46 cm
Order: Anseriformes (Waterfowl)
Family: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese & Swans)
Genus: Bucephala
Species: Clangula
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Updated May 4 2015
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The female's bill is entirely black in winter
White-winged Scoter (juvenile or female) - approx. 54 cm
Order: Anseriformes (Waterfowl)
Family: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese & Swans)
Genus: Melanitta
Species: Fusca
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Updated March 8 2015
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Updated April 17 2016
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Common Merganser Duck (male) - approx. 62 cm
Order: Anseriformes (Waterfowl)
Family: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese & Swans)
Genus: Mergus
Species: Merganser
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Updated April 17 2016
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White-winged Scoter (male) - approx. 54 cm
Order: Anseriformes (Waterfowl)
Family: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese & Swans)
Genus: Melanitta
Species: Fusca
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Updated March 8 2015
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Harlequin Duck (male) - approx. 45 cm
Order: Anseriformes (Waterfowl)
Family: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese & Swans)
Genus: Histrionicus
Species: Histrionicus
Harlequin Duck (eclipse male) - approx. 45 cm
Order: Anseriformes (Waterfowl)
Family: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese & Swans)
Genus: Histrionicus
Species: Histrionicus
Ruddy Ducks (males & female) - approx. 40 cm
Order: Anseriformes (Waterfowl)
Family: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese & Swans)
Genus: Oxyura
Species: Jamaicensis
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
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Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
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Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
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Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
The Greater Scaup (see below) is larger than the Lesser
and has a rounded head (or a peak closer to the forehead)
with a greenish cast while the Lesser has a peaked head
with a purplish cast (colour difficult to see without proper
light)
Female and juveniles are similar but two light patches on
the face are more prominent in juveniles - similar to Surf
Scoter (M. perspicillata)
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Updated February 16 2014
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Also known as Oldsquaw
Also known as Oldsquaw
Also known as Oldsquaw
Long-tailed Duck (female - breeding plumage) - approx. 40
cm
Order: Anseriformes (Waterfowl)
Family: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese & Swans)
Genus: Clangula
Species: Hyemalis
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Updated December 2 2016
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Also known as Oldsquaw
Hooded Merganser Duck (male) - approx. 44 cm
Order: Anseriformes (Waterfowl)
Family: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese & Swans)
Genus: Lophodytes
Species: Cucullatus
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Updated March 29 2016
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Ring-necked Ducks (female & male) - approx. 42 cm
Order: Anseriformes (Waterfowl)
Family: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese & Swans)
Genus: Aythya
Species: Collaris
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
King Eider Duck (male) - approx. 55 cm
Order: Anseriformes (Waterfowl)
Family: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese & Swans)
Genus: Somateria
Species: Spectabilis
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
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Updated September 27 2014
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Ruddy Duck (female) - approx. 40 cm
Order: Anseriformes (Waterfowl)
Family: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese & Swans)
Genus: Oxyura
Species: Jamaicensis
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
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Updated December 8 2013
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Updated December 8 2013
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Greater Scaup (male) - approx. 45 cm
Order: Anseriformes (Waterfowl)
Family: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese & Swans)
Genus: Aythya
Species: Marila
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
The Greater Scaup is larger than the Lesser (see above)
and has a rounded head (or a peak closer to the forehead)
with a greenish cast while the Lesser has a peaked head
with a purplish cast (colour difficult to see without proper
light)
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Updated February 16 2014
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King Eider Ducks (female) - approx. 55 cm
Order: Anseriformes (Waterfowl)
Family: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese & Swans)
Genus: Somateria
Species: Spectabilis
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
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Photograph by Ed McAskill
King Eider Ducks (female) - approx. 55 cm - Bronte Harbour (Oakville) - March 2014
Hooded Merganser Duck (juvenile) - approx. 44 cm
Order: Anseriformes (Waterfowl)
Family: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese & Swans)
Genus: Lophodytes
Species: Cucullatus
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Updated March 29 2016
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Long-tailed Duck (female - winter plumage) - approx. 40 cm - Samuel Smith Park - March 2013
Long-tailed Duck (male - winter plumage) - approx. 52 cm - Leslie Spit - March 2012
Ring-necked Ducks (male) - approx. 42 cm - Ashbridge's Bay - March 2013
Canvasback Ducks (male & female) - approx. 54 cm - Leslie Spit - May 2008
Bufflehead Duck (male) - approx. 36 cm - Humber Bay Park - April 2013
Bufflehead Duck (female) - approx. 36 cm - Humber Bay Park - April 2013
Long-tailed Duck (male - breeding plumage) - approx. 52 cm - Toronto Islands - April 2013
Redhead Ducks (male & female) with male Goldeneyes - approx. 50 cm - Leslie Spit - February 2009
Lesser Scaup (female & male) - approx. 40 cm - Leslie Spit - May 2012
Common Goldeneye Ducks (females with juvenile male at bottom?) - approx. 46 cm - Leslie Spit - March 2008
Red-breasted Merganser Duck (male) - approx. 62 cm - Humber Bay Park - April 2013
Red-breasted Merganser Duck (female) - approx. 62 cm - Leslie Spit - March 2012
Common Merganser Ducks (female) - approx. 62 cm - Humber Bay Park - December 2008
Common Goldeneye Ducks (1st year males) - approx. 46 cm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - February 2009
Hooded Merganser Ducks (male & female) - approx. 44 cm - Humber Bay Park - December 2008
White-winged Scoter (male) - approx. 54 cm - Ashbridge's Bay - February 2015
Harlequin Duck (male) - approx. 45 cm - Humber Bay Park - March 2010
Ruddy Ducks (males & female) - approx. 40 cm - Humber Bay Park - April 2013
Long-tailed Duck (female - breeding plumage) - approx. 40 cm - Leslie Spit - April 2012
Hooded Merganser Duck (male) - approx. 44 cm - Bluffers Park - April 2008
Ring-necked Ducks (female & male) - approx. 42 cm - Ashbridge's Bay - March 2013
King Eider Duck (immature male - 2nd year?) - approx. 55 cm - Samuel Smith Park - May 2012
Ruddy Duck (female) - approx. 40 cm - High Park - April 2012
Common Goldeneye Duck (male) - approx. 46 cm - Ashbridge's Bay - February 2013
Greater Scaup (male) - approx. 45 cm - Humber Bay Park - February 2014
Hooded Merganser Duck (juvenile) with crayfish - approx. 44 cm - Samuel Smith Park - August 2014
White-winged Scoter (juvenile or female) - approx. 54 cm - Ashbridge's Bay - February 2015
White-winged Scoter (female) - approx. 54 cm
Order: Anseriformes (Waterfowl)
Family: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese & Swans)
Genus: Melanitta
Species: Fusca
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Updated March 8 2015
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
White-winged Scoter (female) with Long-tailed Duck - approx. 54 cm - Ashbridge's Bay - February 2015
Male has white comma-shaped eye marking and a bump at
the base of the bill
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Updated June 16 2015
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Common Merganser Duck (male) - approx. 62 cm - Humber River (Lambton Woods) - March 2016
Harlequin Duck (eclipse male) - approx. 45 cm - Leslie Spit - December 2016
Harlequin Ducks (female) - approx. 45 cm
Order: Anseriformes (Waterfowl)
Family: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese & Swans)
Genus: Histrionicus
Species: Histrionicus
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Harlequin Ducks (female) - approx. 45 cm - Humber Bay Park - March 2010