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On this page you will find photos of the three types of ducks, as well as loons & grebes,  found most often on Long Island.   

This page is for quick identification. 

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MOST COMMON LONG ISLAND
WATERFOWL
(Duck Butts on Identification Page are Mallards -
Notice curled tail on Male)
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DABBLING DUCKS
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Northern Shoveler
American Black Duck
Mallard
Wood Duck
Green-wing Teal
American Wigeon
Blue-wing Teal
Gadwall
Northern Pintail
SEA DUCKS
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Scaup Species
Ring-neck Duck
Ruddy Duck
Bufflehead
Canvasback
Redhead
Common Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Common Merganser
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Black Scoter
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
King Eider
Common Eider
Harlequin Duck
Long-tailed Duck
DIVING DUCKS
LOONS & GREBES
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Pied-billed Grebe
Common Loon
Red-throated Loon
Eared Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Horned Grebe
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