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Goldeneye identification

Old 01-16-2017, 03:45 PM
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Please help me identify what kind of goldeneye this is, common or barrows
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Old 01-16-2017, 03:52 PM
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I would if there was a picture. A common has a white circle cheek patch, a Barrows has a white quarter moon shaped cheek patch.
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Old 01-16-2017, 03:53 PM
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This is a hen, but how do I upload a pic form my camera roll
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Old 01-17-2017, 04:32 AM
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The Barrows has more of a sharp slope from the bill to the top of the head which is flatter than the Common.

Common-- http://www.pbase.com/tgrey/image/90324789

Barrows-- https://www.flickr.com/photos/soarin...n/photostream/

It is a close call but there is a slight difference. Your profile doesn't say where you are from or saw the bird. Barrows are normally found in the North Western areas of the US and near mountainous areas.

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Old 01-17-2017, 08:09 AM
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As noted, Barrows normally have a white patch on the face that isn't round, more of a teardrop shape. Common has a round white patch. First duck I ever shot was a common goldeneye drake when I was 8. My father had it mounted and I still have it 45 years later. It was my first trophy.
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