(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, , 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).

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Jobling, J. A. (2018). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2018). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 13 December 2018).