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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.

Verbreitungsgebiet: Schellente
Verbreitungsgebiet: Schellente
Wissenschaftl. Name Bucephala clangula
Ordnung Geese Birds
Familie Anatidae
Größe ca. 45 cm
Gewicht ♂ ca. 900 g, ♀ ca. 800g
Fortpflanzung 8-11 Eier, Brutdauer ca. 29 Tage
Verbreitung North America, Eurasia
Lebensraum waters , Teiche
Bestand secured
Lebensdauer ca. 10 Jahre