Barrow's Goldeneye

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.

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Details & Statistics

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

International Names

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