|Copyright: Manyee Desandies (manyee)
|Date Taken: 2014-11-24|
|Camera: Canon Powershot SX230IS|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2014-12-04 8:40|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
Morillon à dos blanc (French)
Pato coacoxtle (Spanish)
A large diving duck, the Canvasback breeds in prairie potholes and winters on ocean bays. Its sloping profile distinguishes it from other ducks.
Large, sleek duck.
Long sloping profile.
Male with rusty red head, white body, and black chest and rear end.
Size: 48-56 cm (19-22 in)
Wingspan: 79-89 cm (31-35 in)
Weight: 862-1588 g (30.43-56.06 ounces)
Breeding male boldly patterned with red head and white body;
female drabber and more subtly marked in brown and gray.
Males make cooing notes in courtship.
Female gives soft "krrr-krrr."
Populations have fluctuated widely. Low levels in 1980s put the Canvasback on lists of special concern, but numbers increased greatly in the 1990s.
The species name of the Canvasback, Aythya valisineria, comes from Vallisneria americana, or wild celery, whose winter buds and rhizomes are its preferred food during the nonbreeding period.
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- [2014-12-04 16:54]
Lovely picture with excellent details and composition!!
- [2014-12-12 13:55]
Hi Manyee,beautiful capture of this canvasback,the quality of the pic is very very good,and the pose is magnificent,like a movie star..ehehe..i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
I have been looking at your portfolio and there are many really good photo's. This is no exception. The detail is excellent and the incident angle of the light outstandingly good. And so is the composition. Very well done indeed.