Population Estimate: 120K, Least Concern status
Range / Habitat: Year-round in shallow, slow-moving water in southern South America, Central America, and southern North America. In summer extending north in North Amerca throughout the middle US states and Canada.
Field Notes: Small, brown diving waterfowl with a puffy rear end. In breeding season, stocky bill is silver encircled by a broad, black band. Sexes are similar in appearance.