Fast Facts

-Buffleheads are never completely still.  They are
 always in motion.

-Buffleheads are the smallest diving ducks.
-Unlike a lot of other species of ducks, the
 buffleheads' population has increased since the mid
-Buffleheads are one of the fastest waterfowl due to
 their rapid wing beat.  They can reach flight speeds up
 to forty-eight miles per hour.

-When buffleheads take flight, they barely have to
 “run on the water” like other species of ducks.

-Besides bufflehead, other common names for Bucephala albeola include butterball, spirit
 duck,  Hell-diver, bumblebee dipper, and robin dipper. 

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