Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Ducks, Geese and Swans :: Canvasback
Canvasback Aythya valisineria
Described by: Wilson (1814)
Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors
Old scientific name(s): Aythya velisineria
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RangeNw. and nc. North America;
C. Alaska s. in prairies of w. Canada (n. Yukon, w. and s. Mackenzie, British Columbia, Alberta, n. Saskatchewan, c. and ne. Manitoba and w. Ontario) to w. and c. United States in the Great Plains (ne. Oregon, ne. California, s. Idaho, c. Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska and w. Minnesota).
Winters s. from ex. sw. Canada (sw. British Columbia) and United States along the Pacific coast to sw. Arizona, ec. New Mexico, n. Texas to s. Illinois, w. Tennessee in the Mississippi River Valley, Ohio River Valley, and Great Lakes (Lake St. Clair and w. Lake Erie), c. Georgia and in the Atlantic coast states n. to Massachusetts and s. in Mexico (n. Baja and commonly s. to Michoacan and Distrito Federal and Jalisco (San Francisco Bay) in the w. and Veracruz in the e.) to Guatemala, the West Indies (Cuba) and Bermuda. Annually in Japan (Hokkaido, Honshu and Shikoku).
North America n. of the Mexican boarder;
Summer: c. ALK, YUK, w. MAC s. through c. BCO, ALB, SAS and MAN, e. WAS, c. ORG, and ex. ne. CAL, n. NEV, s. IDH, n. UTH, ex. s. and n. MON, c. WYO, n. and sc. COL, NDK, ex. w. MIN, SDK and c. NEB.
Winter: mainly on coastal bays and as a migrant in the interior from ex. s. BCO, w. WAS, w. ORE, w. and c. CAL, ex. nw. and s. NEV, s. ARZ, s. and e. NMX, TEX, c. OKA, se. KAN, s. MOU, ARK, LOU, MIS, s. ILL, s. IND, sw. OHO, ex. w. WVA, KTY, TEN, ALA, e. MAS, RID, s. CNT, se. NYK, NJY, e. PEN, DEL (Chesapeake Bay), MYD, e. VIR, e. NCA, e. SCA, se. GEO and FLA. In recent years more birds have been wintering on the Great Lakes: se. WIS, ne. ILL, nw. IND, sw. MIC on Lake Michigan and se. MIC, ex. s. ONT, n. OHO, nw. PEN and w. NYK.
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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