|Common Name:||Goldeneye, Barrow's|
|Scientific Name:||Bucephala islandica |
|Area:||Bill Williams National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona|
|Date:||December 6, 2012|
This is a male Barrow's Goldeneye with two females in tow. The male differs from the Common Goldeneye male by the purple cast to its puffier head and crescent shaped white spot. The Common has a green cast, more rounded head, with a circular white spot.
Smith Rock State Park, Oregon - - - February 19, 2005
|Reference:||A Field Guide to Western Birds by Peterson||