Mystery bird: Bufflehead, Bucephala albeola

Guardian: Male bufflehead, Bucephala albeola, photographed at the Bolsa Chica Wetlands, Huntington Beach, southern California, USA. This small diving duck, which occasionally pops up in the UK, is also known by a variety of other (mostly cute) common names; little black-and-white duck, bumblebee duck, buffalo-headed duck, butterball, and spirit duck. Question: There are several interesting features about this species' reproductive habits, particularly regarding its nest choice and the ......

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