Bucephala clangula x Mergus albellus

(c) Harry J. Lehto

Common Goldeneye x Smew male

Telkkä x Uivelo koiras

Siioninvirta, Suonenjoki, Finland, April 23 and 24, 2009
EF 500mm f4.0 (+1.4x + 2.0x), ISO 400-1600 , distance 50-150m

Flirting and displaying to a female goldeneye. Aggressive towards the male Goldeneye (apparently at least partially coupled with the previous one). The head appeared generally to have a green tinge, but occasionally it appeared green.

Diplay calls. Note the fast rattling sound shown in the sonogram at 0.4-1.9 sec and 3.4-4.4 sec at frequencies 1.8KHz, 2.7KHz and up.

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