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Critter of the Month


Critter of the Month - September

The Bufflehead

The bufflehead is the smallest duck found in Tennessee. They begin to arrive in October and stay through the winter leaving sometime in April. The big white patch on the back of the male's head makes this duck easy to distinquish and identify at a distance. They can be be found in small flocks on ponds, rivers and lakes. This is a cavity nesting duck that uses the abandon holes of Flickers. They breed from central Alaska into eastern Canada. Buffleheads spend their winters along both coasts and inland across the US.

This usually silent duck dives for its food. Eating mollusks, crustaceans and when on shore insects. Unlike other ducks Buffleheads keep the same mate for several years, returning ot the same territory and using the same nest site year after year.



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