A Barrow Goldeneye creates a splash as it comes in for a landing on the Old Man River in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

Taken with a Canon Rebel XSi using a 70-300mm lens.

Barrow’s Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica) is a medium-sized sea duck of the genus Bucephala, the goldeneyes.

Adults are similar in appearance to the Common Goldeneye. Adult males have a dark head with a purplish gloss and a white crescent at the front of the face. Adult females have a yellow bill.

They are primarily a bird of the Pacific slopes of Canada, in British Columbia and Yukon. A number cross over the mountains, however, to breed on the Alberta side. They also live in scattered locations in eastern Canada and in Iceland; where they were originally described.


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