January 24, 2017

And that's why it called the long-tailed duck.


A quick shot as a male long-tail dove in the clear water of Lake Ontario.

Clangula hyemalis
Of all diving ducks, the Long-tailed Duck spends the most time under water relative to time on the surface. When it is foraging it is submerged three to four times as much as it is on top of the water.

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