Tufted Duck

Aythya fuligula

ML224262971



eBird Checklist S67326817
A St. ponds
Santa Barbara, California, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 34.9298, -120.4627 Map

Age
Adult
Sex
Male
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Male Tufted Duck at A Street Ponds in Santa Maria, CA

Observation details

Drake in the smaller of the two A Street ponds. Reported to me by John Deacon who found the bird a short time earlier. This was a striking duck with a purplish glossy head color and a prominent shaggy tuft of feathers extending off the back of the head. It had a black back with bright white sides and black at the rump and undertail coverts. The breast was black. It had a golden-yellow iris. The bill was gray-blue with a black nail at the tip of the bill. Photos

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Lens model
EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
f-stop
f/8.0
Focal length
400 mm
Shutter speed
1/640 sec
ISO
160
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
1,202KB
Dimensions
2000 x 1333

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