Friday, 7 June 2013

56. Canvasback (Aythya valisineria)

Canvasback is another American red-headed Pochard-like duck. Like the Pochard and unlike the Redhead, it has a red eye, but can be told apart from Pochard by its paler grey body, longer neck, slightly larger size and longer bill, with the most sloping wedge-shaped profile of all three ducks.

Canvasback, ©JAC6.FLICKR, via Flickr Creative Commons.
Canvasback sketch.
Think I've made his head a bit too big, and bill not quite sloping enough. I blame Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, which we were watching while I drew this. Hadn't seen it for years, was still great fun!

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