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Tufted Duck

Observed: 19th March 2011 By: kate
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Description:

Black with white sides. Crest and yellow eyes

Identifications
Species interactions

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Comments

anonymous spotter's picture

Ah ha!

He snuck into your next observation, too!

ophrys's picture

Scientific names

A small point, but worth knowing, is that the scientific name for animals and plants consists of two parts.

The first part is the generic name, giving the genus to which the specimen belongs. That part has a capital letter.

The second part is the specific name and that identifies the specimen to a particular species within that genus. That does not have a capital letter, though.

Your photo, then, shows Aythya fuligula.

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Jeff Rothwell's picture

Oops!

Please disregard my comment about more points for seperate observations!