Common Goldeneye

Common Goldeneye
Classification(s) : Prey
Cat Name : Duck
Common Name : Common Goldeneye
Scientific Name : Bucephala clangula
Other Name(s) :
Physical Description :

The common goldeneye is a medium-sized duck with a chunky body and a large head. The males are white with a black back and head, and a circular white spot on their face. The females, as with many birds, are of a much duller color.

Physical Statistics :

Length: 16 – 20 Inches (40 – 51 Centimeters)
Weight: 1.3 – 2.8 Pounds (600 – 1300 Grams)
Wingspan: 30 – 33 Inches (77 – 83 Centimeters)

Behavior :

Common goldeneyes can be found in and around lakes, rivers, and streams. Their diet consists mostly of aquatic invertibrates, which they dive into water to catch.

Social Organization :

These birds flock together and are often seen diving in groups.

Approval Level : None; As the name suggests, this bird is very common.
Kill Difficulty : Moderate;

While lacking claws and other sharp weapons even a small duck can deliver a solid enough buffet to stun or otherwise harm a cat.

Training Level : Specialty - Duck;

As with all ducks and related species of birds, there is a special technique that must be taught in order to catch the common goldeneye.

Hunting Tactic : Waterfowl
Food Quality : High; Common goldeneye ducks possess a rich, flavorful flesh due to their high protein diets.