Anne Elliott

Anne Elliott

Posted on 06/07/2013


Photo taken on May 25, 2013



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Common Goldeneye
Bucephala clangula
Calgary
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Anatidae
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Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
Merginae
Canada
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purple iridescence on head


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Purple iridescence

Purple iridescence
When you see a male Common Goldeneye from a distance, it's easy to think it's a black and white bird. In actual fact, the head has beautiful purple iridescence when the sun catches it. Taken at Inglewood Bird Sanctuary on 25 May 2013, when I had a wonderful day out with my youngest daughter.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Goldeneye

www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Common_Goldeneye/id

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