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Common or Barrow's Goldeneyes?


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#1 donnjean

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 09:36 PM

Are these Common or Barrow's goldeneyes? The male definitely looks Barrow's to me because of the dark spur on his shoulder, but not sure about the female. They were seen in Tacoma, WA.

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#2 Kryptos18

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 09:46 PM

All are Barrow's for sure. Note the orange bills on the female.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 06:33 AM

Agreed, although the one in the background is a first year male Barrow's.  It still has the stubby bill and puffy head of a Barrow's, but the bill is dark.




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