Bufflehead Bucephala albeola Scientific name definitions

Gilles Gauthier
Version: 1.0 — Published March 4, 2020
Text last updated July 15, 2014

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Figure 1. Bufflehead distribution in North America. - Range Map
  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Figure 1. Bufflehead distribution in North America.

Densities based on annual waterfowl breeding population surveys 1983–1992 (USFWS and CWS 1986, unpubl. data), except for British Columbia (Bellrose 1976).

Recommended Citation

Gauthier, G. (2020). Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (A. F. Poole, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.buffle.01
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