Common Goldeneye Images, Facts and Information:
- Common Goldeneyes are medium sized diving ducks with large heads with small, narrow bills. Males in breeding plumage are black and white with round white spots near their bills, bright yellow eyes and greenish heads, females have brown heads, bills with a yellow tip and gray backs and wings.
- Common Goldeneyes are migratory. They breed in northern regions of the U.S., Canada as well as Alaska and spend their winters along the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf coasts along with inland lakes and rivers.
- Common Goldeneyes breed in boreal forests near lakes and rivers.
- Common Goldeneyes eat aquatic invertebrates, crustaceans, fish, fish eggs, mollusks, insects, insect larvae, seeds and tubers.
- Common Goldeneyes lay 5 to 19 eggs which hatch in 28 to 32 days. Females incubate and they are monogamous.
- A group of ducks can be called a “raft”, “paddling”, “flush” or “brace” of ducks.
- Common Goldeneyes can live to be about 20 years old.
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