Common goldeneye

Family: Anatidae

Size: It measures approximately 41 to 51 cm.

Longevity: The lifespan of the goldeneye tourniquet is approximately 15 to 20 years.

Habitat: It lives in ponds, lakes, forest and coastal waters.

Food: They are rather carnivorous, so they eat mollusks, small crustaceans, insects, larvae, worms and small fish. They can eat algae, buds, shoots and seeds of aquatic plants but to a lesser extent.

Did you know that the common goldeneye’s mating ritual is quite spectacular? To seduce the female, he tilts his head back, puffs out his chest and quickly jerks his head forward.