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Long-tailed Duck

Chris Packham presents the long-tailed duck.

Tweet of the Day is a series of fascinating stories about our British birds inspired by their calls and songs.

Chris Packham presents the long-tailed duck. The musical call of the long-tailed duck gives it the Scottish name of 'calloo', or 'coal- and-candlelight'. In the UK you're more likely to see them in Scotland and northern England where they seek out shellfish, diving up to 60 metres to retrieve them.

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Tue 11 Dec 2018 05:58

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis)

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