Common Goldeneye
Bucephala clangula

– medium-sized duck, slightly smaller than Mallard
– diurnal migrant, probably nocturnal movements as well
– migrates in small to medium flocks in formation


Common Goldeneye Bucephala c. clangula, M AD BREED
BIF1597, 21/03/2014, Leipzig, Germany, Mathias Putze

Common Goldeneye Bucephala c. clangula, F AD BREED
BIF1598, 04/12/2011, Leipzig, Germany, Mathias Putze

Common Goldeneye Bucephala c. clangula, M AD BREED
BIF1599, 30/03/2010, Leipzig, Germany, Mathias Putze

Common Goldeneye Bucephala c. clangula, M AD BREED
BIF1600, 30/03/2010, Leipzig, Germany, Mathias Putze

Common Goldeneye Bucephala c. clangula, M F AD BREED
BIF1601, 04/12/2011, Leipzig, Germany, Mathias Putze

Common Goldeneye Bucephala c. clangula, F AD BREED
BIF1602, 04/12/2011, Leipzig, Germany, Mathias Putze

Common Goldeneye Bucephala c. clangula, M NBREED -> BREED
BIF1603, 04/12/2011, Leipzig, Germany, Mathias Putze

Common Goldeneye Bucephala c. clangula, M 2CY
BIF1604, 12/06/2014, Tasch Gai Nuur, Mongolia, Mathias Putze

Common Goldeneye Bucephala c. clangula, M F
BIF1605, 15/01/2017, Rügen, Germany, Mathias Putze

Common Goldeneye Bucephala c. clangula
Common Pochard Aythya ferina
BIF1606, 09/06/2014, Tasch Gai Nuur, Mongolia, Mathias Putze



Common Goldeneye Bucephala c. clangula, M AD, wing sound
BIF1708, 03/12/2009, Leipzig, Germany, Patrick Franke
Telinga parabolic reflector


Common Goldeneye Bucephala c. clangula, M 2CY, wing sound
Mallard Anas p. platyrhynchus, F AD, call in flight
BIF1709, 04/01/2011, Leipzig, Germany, Patrick Franke
Sennheiser ME66, AKG CK94


Common Goldeneye Bucephala c. clangula, M F AD,
wing sound (M), calls in flight (F)
BIF1710, 25/05/2013, Ider Gol, Mongolia, Patrick Franke
Telinga parabolic reflector

voice:
• usually nonvocal during migration
• M have conspiciuous wind sounds

comparison species:
Barrow’s Goldeneye (v, a)
Smew (v)

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