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Aythya valisineria (Canvasback)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The canvasback (Aythya valisineria) is a species of diving duck, the largest found in North America.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
1
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
8
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 1.86002
EDGE Score: 1.05083

Attributes

Clutch Size [6]  10
Clutches / Year [4]  1
Global Population (2017 est.) [3]  670,000
Incubation [4]  24 days
Maximum Longevity [4]  30 years
Water Biome [1]  Lakes and Ponds, Rivers and Streams, Coastal, Brackish Water
Wing Span [7]  32 inches (.82 m)
Adult Weight [2]  2.652 lbs (1.203 kg)
Birth Weight [4]  45 grams
Breeding Habitat [3]  Prairie wetlands, Freshwater marshes, Boreal forests
Wintering Geography [3]  Widespread U.S.
Wintering Habitat [3]  Freshwater lakes and rivers, Coastal marine
Diet [5]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Piscivore, Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fish [5]  10 %
Diet - Invertibrates [5]  10 %
Diet - Plants [5]  60 %
Diet - Seeds [5]  20 %
Forages - Water Surface [5]  40 %
Forages - Underwater [5]  60 %
Female Maturity [4]  8 months
Male Maturity [4]  8 months

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

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Important Bird Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
California Floristic Province Mexico, United States No
Madrean Pine-Oak Woodlands Mexico, United States No
Mesoamerica Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama No

Prey / Diet

Predators

Aquila chrysaetos (Golden Eagle)[8]
Haliaeetus leucocephalus (Bald Eagle)[8]

Consumers

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map

Distribution

North America; Western Michigan University’s Asylum Lake;

External References

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org
2Mowbray, TB 2002. Canvasback (Aythya valisineria). In: The Birds of North America, No. 659, A. Poole and F. Gill, Eds. The Birds of North America, Inc. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
3Partners in Flight Avian Conservation Assessment Database, version 2017. Accessed on January 2018.
4de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
5Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
6Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
7del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
8Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
9Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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