There are three species of goldeneye: Common goldeneye (Bucephala clangula), Barrow's goldeneye (Bucephala islandica), and Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola). Goldeneye never really gather in large numbers like other duck species do. The male Goldeneye has a yellow eye. It is a black and white duck, with a black head that has a green sheen and a white spot in between the eye and bill. Females are grey with a brown head and a yellow eye.
See also: Barrow’s goldeneye, Bufflehead