(syn. Bucephala Ϯ Bufflehead B. albeola) Gr. χαρις kharis, χαριτος kharitos grace, beauty < χαιρω khairō to rejoice; νηττα nētta duck; "CHARITONETTA * n. gen. (Type Anas albeola LIN.) ... * Xαρις, χαριτος, grace; νηττα, ἡ, a duck. ... The Buffle-head is as well entitled to generic rank as the other genera among the Fuligulinæ, differing, as it does, in many important structural features from the two species Clangula glaucion and islandica" (Stejneger 1885).