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Bucephala albeola (Anas Minor Purpureo Capite) is a species of birds in the family Anatidae. They are associated with freshwater habitat. They are native to The Nearctic. They are crepuscular carnivores. They have parental care (female provides care and paternal care). They rely on flight, swimming, drag powered swimming, and gliding to move around.

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  • URI: https://eol.org/schema/terms/drag_based_swimming
  • Definition: Drag swimmers use a cyclic motion where they push water back in a power stroke, and return their limb forward in the return or recovery stroke. When they push water directly backwards, this moves their body forward, but as they return their limbs to the starting position, they push water forward, which will thus pull them back to some degree, and so opposes the direction that the body is heading. This opposing force is called drag. The return-stroke drag causes drag swimmers to employ different strategies than lift swimmers. Reducing drag on the return stroke is essential for optimizing efficiency.
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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NBO_0000369
  • Definition: Behavior related to the expansion lateral surface of the body with the intention of increasing the wind resistance against the body and hence reducing the speed of falling.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Anas minor purpureo capite. View this species on GBIF