Canvasback Aythya valisineria (Wilson, 1814)    Synonyms: CANV.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Aves   >   Order Anseriformes   >   Family Anatidae   >   Genus Aythya   

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Canvasbacks breed in western Canada, Alaska, and a wide swath of the United States from Minnesota to Nevada. In the autumn, they head south, looking for open water. They winter in much of the United States, skipping the Appalachians. The Chesapeake Bay and the wide mouths of its tributaries are common wintering spots.

Description:

A good place to find Canvasbacks in the winter is on the Oakley Street waterfront in Cambridge, Dorchester County, Maryland.

Relationships:

Canvasbacks feed on submerged aquatic vegetation, especially American Eelgrass (also called Wild Celery).

There are 449 records in the project database.

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A drake Canvasback along the Cambridge waterfront (2/10/2008). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)(More of this species)

Canvasback in Dorchester Co., Maryland (2/25/2021). (c) cbrighton, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by cbrighton via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Canvasback in Dorchester Co., Maryland (12/18/2017). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

A drake Canvasback in Cambridge, Maryland (2/2/2008). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Canvasback in Dorchester Co., Maryland (12/9/2020). (c) Judy Gallagher, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Judy Gallagher. (MBP list)

Canvasback in Dorchester Co., Maryland (2/16/2020). (c) Ashley M Bradford, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

Canvasback in Dorchester Co., Maryland (1/2/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Canvasback in Dorchester Co., Maryland (1/14/2022). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Canvasback in Dorchester Co., Maryland (2/20/2021). (c) Jonathan Irons, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jonathan Irons. (MBP list)

A drake Canvasback in Cambridge, Dorchester Co., Maryland (1/25/2015). Photo by Sanjib Bhattacharyya. (MBP list)

A Canvasback in Dorchester Co., Maryland (2/6/2019). Photo by Matthew Addicks. (MBP list)

A drake Canvasback in Dorchester Co., Maryland (2/8/2015). Photo by Matthew Addicks. (MBP list)

A drake Canvasback aground in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/21/2013). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

A hen Canvasback in Dorchester Co., Maryland (2/2/2008). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Canvasback in Dorchester Co., Maryland (1/2/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Canvasback hens in Baltimore City, Maryland (3/7/2015). Photo by Mike Hudson. (MBP list)

Canvasback in Dorchester Co., Maryland (1/2/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A hen Canvasback in flight in Cambridge, Dorchester Co., Maryland (2/14/2015). Photo by Matthew Addicks. (MBP list)

Canvasback in Dorchester Co., Maryland (2/16/2020). (c) Ashley M Bradford, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

Canvasback in Dorchester Co., Maryland (2/20/2021). (c) johnkoontz79, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by johnkoontz79 via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Canvasback in Dorchester Co., Maryland (2/16/2020). (c) Ashley M Bradford, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

Canvasback in Dorchester Co., Maryland (2/16/2020). (c) Ashley M Bradford, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

Canvasback in Dorchester Co., Maryland (2/16/2020). (c) Ashley M Bradford, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

Canvasback in Dorchester Co., Maryland (2/16/2020). (c) Ashley M Bradford, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

A female Canvasback flying in Baltimore Co., Maryland (1/28/2014). Photo by Matthew Addicks. (MBP list)

Canvasback in Dorchester Co., Maryland (1/27/2017). Photo by Matthew Addicks. (MBP list)

Canvasback in Dorchester Co., Maryland (2/16/2020). (c) Ashley M Bradford, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

A Canvasback in Dorchester Co., Maryland (2/8/2015). Photo by Matthew Addicks. (MBP list)

A leucistic Canvasback in Cambridge, Dorchester Co., Maryland (2/1/1998). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A leucistic male Canvasback that spent several winters in Cambridge, Dorchester Co., Maryland in the mid- and late 1990s. Photo by Danny Poet. (MBP list)

An odd drake Canvasback in Cambridge, Dorchester Co., Maryland (2/1/2015). Photo by Danny Poet. (MBP list)


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