Field Notes

David Fix
36. by David Fix on July 02, 2011 at 11:17 pm

While immature males do look like females, many (most? all?) can be distinguished as such by the slightly larger white patch on the head and, by late winter, paler sides. A question: do Buffleheads migrate only at night?

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Citation: Personal Experience. I observe this regularly, highly confident.

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