: Tufted Duck
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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Trips Where Observed
Africa: Egypt and Ethiopia
Svalbard, Canary Islands, and Spain
Sites Where Observed