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Barrow's Goldeneye


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About the Barrow's Goldeneye

The Barrow's Goldeneye is a species of sea duck that is found mostly in western parts of North America. They feed by diving underwater where they hunt for aquatic insects and other small animals, as well as vegetation.

Barrow's Goldenyes are named after the British statesman Sir John Barrow. These medium-sized ducks are similar in appearance to the Common Goldenye. The white facial crescent is more elongated in the Barrow's Goldeneye.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 28 June 2013
Scientific Name Bucephala islandica
  • Anseriformes
  • Anatidae
  • Bucephala
  • B. islandica
Birdorable Family Ducks & Geese
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 15 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
16.9 to 18.9 inches
16.9 to 46.6 ounces

International Names

  • 巴氏鹊鸭 (Chinese)
  • hohol islandský (Czech)
  • Islandsk Hvinand (Danish)
  • Ijslandse Brilduiker (Dutch)
  • amerikantelkkä (Finnish)
  • Garrot d'Islande (French)
  • Spatelente (German)
  • Quattrocchi islandico (Italian)
  • キタホオジロガモ [kitahoojirogamo] (Japanese)
  • Islandsand (Norwegian)
  • sierpiec (Polish)
  • Исландский гоголь (Russian)
  • Porrón Islándico (Spanish)
  • Islandsknipa (Swedish)