A duck of a type which dives under water for food, such as the pochard, scaup, tufted duck, and goldeneye. Compare with dabbling duck.
- Common Goldeneyes are diving ducks and forage mostly under water.
- Barrow's Goldeneyes are diving ducks, and whole groups of goldeneyes will dive at the same time.
- They pick food from the surface of shallow wetlands, graze in open fields, and steal food from coots and diving ducks.
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