Canvasback

Aythya valisineria
Canvasback specimens on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

A common migrant and wintering species in estuaries and salt-marsh ponds from October to May. The back of the Canvasback is lighter in color and the head is flatter than that of the Redhead. Sexes are different.

Specimen Information

The upper left bird is a female.
Date: 1/3/1924
Collected By: Brent M Morgan
Locality:  Neabsco, VA
Sex: Female
Catalog ID: 277188
 
The bird on the lower right is a male.
Date: 12/4/1892
Collected By: Edward J Brown
Locality:  Washington, DC
Sex: Male
Catalog ID: 220369