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Tufted Duck - ToppandAythya fuligula
Vigg - Troldand - Tukkasotka - Fuligule morillon

Tufted Duck are regular spring migrant at Skogsøy with a very clear peak in the first half of May; the species is rare on autumn passage. I have often wondered why so few are recorded, perhaps they are almost exclusively nocturnal migrants or head north overland?

It would seem that the species is more numerous here than at the nearest comparable site, Utsira.

The blue line shows number of visits, the orange one the number of visits when Tufted Duck have been recorded and the green one shows the maximum numbers I have recorded in any three day period.

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Tufted Duck occurrence at Skogsøy

Maximum: 50 (14.05.2000)

Tveit, B.O., Mobakken, G. og Bryne, O. 2004 Fugler og fuglafolk på Utsira. Utsira Fuglestasjon
Website: Fugler i Hordaland - Skogsøy i Øygarden 


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