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Pair of Long-tailed Ducks or Oldsquaw (Clangula hyemalis), Bylot Island, Canada

Pair of Long-tailed Ducks or Oldsquaw (Clangula hyemalis), Bylot Island, Canada

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Uploaded 19 Aug 2013 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2013
From collection: Arctic Biodiversity
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
Long-tailed ducks are widely distributed over the entire circumpolar Arctic. Their breeding habitat is in tundra pools and marshes, but also along sea coasts and in large mountain lakes in the North Atlantic region, Alaska, northern Canada, northern Europe and Russia. The nest is located on the ground near water; it is built using vegetation and lined with down. They are migratory and winter along the eastern and western coasts of North America, on the Great Lakes, coastal northern Europe an ...
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