Long-tailed Duck photos © Bill Schmoker

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Adult male Long-tailed Duck (with Lesser Scaup and Common Goldeneye), Adams county, Colorado, 2/07.

Female basic-plumage Long-tailed Duck, Pella Crossing Park, Hygiene, Colorado, 12/1/03.

Female & Immature Long-tailed Ducks, Cherry Creek Reservoir, Arapahoe County, Colorado, 11/9/02. This photo shows 5 of 7 LTDU present-a potential record high count for Colorado.

Female & Immature Long-tailed Ducks, Cherry Creek Reservoir, Arapahoe County, Colorado, 11/9/02. This photo shows 6 of 7 LTDU present.

Close-up of two of the Cherry Creek LTDU. Note the complete lack of pink in the bills, in contrast with the photos of a young male LTDU that follow.

This is a male Long-tailed Duck, although the plumage doesn't match the two typically shown in field guides. It is a young male molting into alternate plumage. My friends at RMBO helped me out with the age & plumage- thanks, guys! Although the face looks like the 'female winter' shown in field guides, the pink in the bill and white on the back are male features.

Riding the waves at the edge of the ice, the pink bill and white scapulars are seen in this photo.

Peek-a-boo! Nice look at the head features.

Resting up a bit near the lee shore, the duck shows a bit of its white median crown-stripe.

Looking straight at the camera. What a head- looks like a skunk or something!!

All photographs copyrighted by the author. Publication-quality 300dpi versions and prints of many of the images contained in this web site are available- inquiries welcomed- email bill@schmoker.org