Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)

Bufflehead
Bufflehead, male - CSU San Bernardino
© Tom Benson
Bufflehead
Bufflehead, females - CSU San Bernardino
© Tom Benson

The Bufflehead is a rare winter visitor to campus between November and March in the flooded basins around Badger Hill. The Bufflehead is a fairly common wintering bird in southern California, and can be found on most bodies of water.

The adult male Bufflehead can be identified by its white underparts and black upperparts with a large white quarter-circle above and behind the eye. Females and young males are white below and dark gray above with a small white oval patch below the eye.


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