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"Canvasback"
Canvasback:    The Canvasback gets it name from the light gray canvas-colored back of the male. The Canvasback gets its scientific name Aythya valisineria from Vallisneria americana, or wild celery, which is its preferred food during the non-breeding season.

In 1897, the American Ornithologists' Union called the Canvasback the "Canvas-back". In their publiction "The Auk" (Vol.XIV), they wrote: "Known as Canard Cheval, because of the sloping head."


 
January ... Westmoreland Park, Portland, Oregon ...

Image, 2012, Westmoreland Park, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Canvasback, male, Westmoreland Park, Portland, Oregon. Image taken January 1, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
Image, 2012, Westmoreland Park, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Canvasback, male, Westmoreland Park, Portland, Oregon. Image taken January 1, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
Image, 2012, Westmoreland Park, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Canvasback, male, Westmoreland Park, Portland, Oregon. Image taken January 1, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
Image, 2012, Westmoreland Park, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Canvasback, male, Westmoreland Park, Portland, Oregon. Image taken January 1, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


... head ... MORE Canvasback images

Image, 2012, Westmoreland Park, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge Image, 2012, Westmoreland Park, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Canvasback, male, Westmoreland Park, Portland, Oregon. Image taken January 1, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


... wings ... MORE Canvasback images

Image, 2012, Westmoreland Park, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Canvasback, male, Westmoreland Park, Portland, Oregon. Image taken January 1, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


February ... Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington ...

Image, 2016, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Washington, click to enlarge
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Canvasback, Shillapoo Lake, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Overcast and gray with drizzle. Image taken February 13, 2016. Nikon P900.


March ... Whitaker Ponds, Portland, Oregon ...

Image, 2015, Whitaker Ponds, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Canvasback, male, Whitaker Ponds, Portland, Oregon. Nice spring day. Image taken March 5, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.
Image, 2015, Whitaker Ponds, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Canvasback, male, Whitaker Ponds, Portland, Oregon. Nice spring day. Image taken March 5, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.


October ... Force Lake, Portland, Oregon ...

Image, 2010, Force Lake, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Canvasback, female, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken October 24, 2010. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
Image, 2010, Force Lake, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Canvasback, female, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken October 24, 2010. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


November ... Franz Lake, Washington ...

Image, 2014, Franz Lake, Washington, click to enlarge Image, 2014, Franz Lake, Washington, click to enlarge
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Canvasback, male, Franz Lake, Washington. (DIGISCOPED). Overcast. Image taken November 26, 2014.


November ... Ridgefield NWR, Washington ...

Image, 2008, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, click to enlarge Image, 2008, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, click to enlarge
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Canvasback, male. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2008.

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