Common Goldeneye

Bucephala clangula

Common goldeneyes are chunky, medium sized sea ducks. Males are 45-50 cm (17 in.) long and weigh about 1000 g (2.2 lbs.) and females are 40-50 cm (15 in.) and 800 g (1.8 lbs.). Both sexes have a bright yellow iris, hence the name “goldeneye”.

Sea Duck Information Series fact sheet

Species Knowledge Summary and Information Needs (document coming soon)

Aerial Identification video

Common Goldeneye Photo Gallery

Common Goldeneye Range Map