Common Goldeneye
(Bucephala Clangula)

Appearance - The male Goldeneye has a metallic green-black head with a large round white spot on the cheek, gold-yellow eyes, a white neck and belly, dark back, black beak and orange-yellow legs and feet. The female has a dark chocolate-brown head and neck, brown-grey body with whitish breast and underparts.

Notes - The Goldeneye is a northern hemisphere sea duck. They nest in tree cavities and will also use nestboxes which has helped to increase the population.

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