Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula (Linnaeus, 1758)Reviewable (MD/DCRC)    Synonyms: TUDU.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Aves   >   Order Anseriformes   >   Family Anatidae   >   Genus Aythya   

Status:

A rare vagrant to Maryland with seven records accepted by MD/DCRC.

Where to find:

Check large flocks of Greater and Lesser Scaup.

There are 33 records in the project database.

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A drake Tufted Duck on the Choptank River at Cambridge, Maryland (1/10/2009). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)(More of this species)

An adult male Tufted Duck found by Ron Gutberlet at Kent Narrows, Maryland (3/16/2010). This was Maryland's fifth record of the species. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)(More of this species)

A Greater Scaup (left), Tufted Duck (middle), and Lesser Scaup (right) in Dorchester Co., Maryland (1/11/2009). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

Tufted Duck on Kent Island, Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (12/22/2012). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Tufted Duck on Kent Island, Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (12/22/2012). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Tufted Duck on Kent Island, Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (12/22/2012). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A drake Tufted Duck in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (3/16/2010). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A male Tufted Duck in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (3/16/2010). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

An adult male Tufted Duck in flight at Kent Narrows, Maryland (3/16/2010). Found by Ron Gutberlet. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Tufted Duck off Kent Island, Maryland (12/16/2012). Found by Mark Schilling, this is Maryland's sixth record of the species, pending acceptance. Photo by Jared Fisher. (MBP list)

A hen Tufted Duck in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (1/20/2013). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A female Tufted Duck in London, England (3/11/2011). Photo by Dan Irizarry. (MBP list)

A drake Tufted Duck in Harford Co., Maryland (2/29/2016). This was Harford's first county record. Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)


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