AQUATIC BIRDS

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ABITIBI-TÉMISCAMINGUE, QC.CA The Common Goldeneye is one of the 6 species of arboreal duck found in Québec. Their nesting requires the presence of snags or sufficiently large and mature trees where these ducks find the cavities they need for laying. A 2002 study, demonstrated that on average 300m separated the nesting site from the nearest body of water. ©André Bhérer