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Common--Length--19 in.

Weight--2¼ lbs.

Barrow's--Length--19 in.

Weight--2¾ lbs.

These are active, strong-winged fliers moving singly or in small flocks,

often high in the air. Distinctive wing-whistling sound in flight has

earned the name of whistlers.

Goldeneyes generally move south late in the season; most of them winter

on coastal waters and the Great Lakes. Inland, they like rapids and fast


Barrow's goldeneye, predominantly a Westerner, is less wary than the

common goldeneye.

Hens of both species are look-alikes.

Drakes have a piercing speer-speer--hens a low quack. Both are

usually quiet.