Documentation of Long-tailed Duck

Observer Information

Reporter:  Richard Reading   
Other Observers:  Dan Rees;

Species, Date, Time and Location Information

Species:  Long-tailed Duck
First Date/Time:  1/17/2011
Last Date/Time: 
Duration (total time in view):  1 hour
County:  Denver
Specific Location:  Platte R. just north of Florida Ave.
Number:  1
Age:  Unknown
Sex:  Female
Plumage:  Other/Unknown

Viewing Conditions

Optics:  Swarovski 10x42 binoculars
Distance:  estimated 30 m
Light:  Full light on bird

Description of the Bird

White face patch and ring around neck. White below, dark brown wings. Brown on top of head. Bluish bill. See photos.
Behaviors: Swimming on Platte river, sometimes with female Common Goldeneye Ducks.
Call: No call
Plumage: Adult Female Winter

Similar Species Discussion

No other similar species

Resources Used


Previous Experience

Birding for years



Additional Information

Time: 11:00 - 12 Noon
Other Dates:
Nearest Town: Denver
Independent Observers:

Date Documentation Submitted

1/17/2011 3:58:00 PM
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