[Tweeters] goldeneye ID help wanted

Kevin Lucas vikingcove at gmail.com
Fri May 3 23:27:10 PDT 2013


I posted 2 photos of a Goldeneye on our local Costco pond just south of
Yakima. I'd like help with the identification. I first called it a Common
Goldeneye, but now believe it's a Barrow's.
For females, I've just been told that BAGO have bills that are almost
totally orange. This falls a little short of that.
I've since read that head & bill shape are most important, BAGO bills tend
orange with black nail; COGO bills yellow, and usually only on distal
fourth of bill.
I've also read that hybrids are common.
Feel free to email me off list.
Thanks for your help,
Kevin Lucas
Yakima, WA
http://www.flickr.com/photos/58148027@N07/8706381880/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/58148027@N07/8705732887/
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