Inuktitut name - Kivgaluk

Colour - male with white patch around eye, bronzy black back, white belly and sides; female brown with light belly and sides, black cap on head, dark cheek spot; wings dark with no pattern; bill black and pink

Length - 42 to 52 cm

Shape - male with very long tail feathers

Behaviour - sometimes found far from shore; diet consists mainly of large planktonic and benthic invertebrates, for which the birds dive (whereas many ducks and geese remain at the surface to feed); feeding normally occurs close to shore, especially in bays

Distribution - common in Beaufort Sea

Sensitivity - see Sensitivity Information on the Birds - General Information page

 [Oldsquaw thumbnail] Oldsquaw (37 KB)Lancaster Sound Area
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Coronation Gulf Area
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