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Common Goldeneye

(engl: Common Goldeneye)

Diving in the chord 

It owes its name to the characteristic "ringing" sound. The outstanding divers forage for food on riverbeds. They can reach depths of up to 8m. Goldeneyes can dive up to 1,200 times a day. 

Leap into the unknown 

Goldeneyes are cave breeders. Most of the time they nest in shallow tree hollows, at heights of 6 - 8m. Shortly after hatching, the young leave the nesting hole. Lured by the maternal calls they jump in the water. They remain unscathed and follow their mother to the next body of water.

Schellente, Foto: Helmut Mägdefrau
Schellente, Foto: Helmut Mägdefrau
Verbreitungsgebiet: Schellente
Verbreitungsgebiet: Schellente
Scientific Surname Bucephala clangula
Order Geese Birds
Family Anatidae
Size 45 cm
Weight male: 900 g, female: 800 g
Reproduction breeding period: 29 days, 8-11 eggs
Distribution North America, Eurasia
Habitat waters , Teiche
Livestock secured
Lifespan 10 years