Canvasback

(Aythya valisineria)

Conservation Status

 

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  IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

     
  NatureServe

N5B, N5N - Secure Breeding and Nonbreeding

SNRB, SNRM - Unranked Breeding and Migrant

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
 
Description
 
 

 

 
     
 

Size

 
 

19 to 22 in length

29 wingspan

 
     
 

Voice

 
   
     
 

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Habitat
 
 

Marshes, ponds, shallow lakes, other wetlands

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Migration

 
 

Early March to mid-May and late September to mid-December

 
     
 

Nesting

 
 

 

 
     
 

Food

 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Occurrence

 
 

Common migrant, uncommon breeder

 
         
 

Maps

 
 

The Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union All Seasons Species Occurrence Map

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Class Aves (birds)  
 

Order

Anseriformes (ducks, geese, swans, and relatives)  
 

Family

Anatidae (ducks, geese, and swans)  
  Subfamily Anatinae (dabbling ducks)  
 

Genus

Aythya (scaups, pochards, and allies)  
       
 

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Canvasback
Andy Reago & Chrissy McClarren
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Canvasback
Ed McVicker
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JMC Nature Photos
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Canvasback - Duck Species Profile
Delta Waterfowl
   
 
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Published on Feb 2, 2015

Delta Waterfowl's President Dr. Frank Rohwer discusses the king of ducks, the canvasback, in this duck species profile.

 
Canvasback -- Brittany, Taylor, Jonathon and Kendall
brinneymichelle
   
 
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Uploaded on Apr 19, 2010

A video on the largest inland duck in North America, the Canvasback. A science project.

 
     

 

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  Aythya valisineria
wetvideocamera
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Mar 22, 2011

Canvasback observed at Sechelt Marsh in Sechelt, BC

( Aythya valisineria ) March 2011

   
  Canvasback (Anatidae: Aythya valisineria) Male and Female
Carl Barrentine
 
   
 
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Uploaded on May 13, 2010

Photographed at Kellys Slough NWR, North Dakota (13 May 2010).

   
  Canvasback
militaryairshows
 
   
 
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Published on Jun 11, 2012

Canvasback at Slimbridge

   
  Sleepy Canvasback
Denise Wight
 
   
 
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Published on Feb 17, 2013

A wild Canvasback resting in the late afternoon winter sun. Watch as he tries to shake off the drowsiness. This makes me want to take a little nap. Mouth of Stege Creek, South Richmond Marsh, Richmond, California 3 Feb 2013

   
       

 

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