Tufted Duck

Aythya fuligula

Tufted Duck are a regular part of the winter in St. John’s, likely originating in Iceland.
– Jared Clarke

Status: Uncommon

Origins:  Occurs widely across Europe and Asia, but is largely migratory and winter south of its breeding range.

Details: Tufted Duck are an uncommon visitor to Newfoundland, mostly in St. John’s during fall and winter although there are occasional summer records. As many as 60 individuals have been recorded in the city during winter.

* NOTE – This website is not an official account and “may” contain incorrect information and/or details of unconfirmed records. *

5 thoughts on “Tufted Duck

    • Excellent! Tufted Ducks are closely related to Greater and Lesser Scaup, which are much more common around Newfoundland. Tufted Ducks are quite rare outside of St. John’s, so your sighting is very noteworthy!

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