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Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)

Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)

Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)

Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) - Female Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) Male

Class: Aves
Family: Anatidae
Common Name: Tufted Duck
Genus: Aythya
Species Name: fuligula

About The Tufted Duck

Tufted ducks are diving ducks: they can dive down to 50 meters. Like all diving ducks, their legs are situated far back for propulsion, but it means they are clumsy birds on land. However in water, tufted ducks are capable of staying in place even if the water is flowing rapidly. Their favorite prey is the zebra mussel, a freshwater species.

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