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Waterfowl (Diving Ducks)

We place diving ducks in a distinct subfamily, Aythyinae. Ducks in this category will dive, sometimes rather deeply, to retrieve food items from under water. Unlike Dabbling Ducks, some of these divers rarely, if ever, consume vegetable matter. Subjects here include Bufflehead, Canvasback, Golden-Eye, Pochards, Redhead, Scaup, and Scoter. Also included are Harlequin, Ring-Necked, and Ruddy Ducks.