Bucephala islandica (JF Gmelin, 1789)
Family: Anseriformes > Anatidae
Slightly larger than our Goldeneye with a purplish head, there are only a handful of records of this vagrant northern breeding duck from our region.
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Status and Trends
Population size and trends and patterns of distribution based on BTO surveys and atlases with data collected by BTO volunteers.
This species is a rare vagrant and was recorded during Bird Atlas 2007–11 as shown on the map.
Occupied 10-km squares in UK
|No. occupied in winter||2|
|% occupied in winter||0.07|
European Distribution Map
This vagrant is too rarely reported to map distribution change.
Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.
Lifecycle and body size information about Barrow's Goldeneye, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.
Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.
|Field Codes||2-letter: VG | 5-letter code: BRWGO | Euring: 2170|
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