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Cinnamon Teal
In the Pacific Flyway, cinnamon teal are far more common th...

Puddle Ducks
Puddle ducks are typically birds of fresh, shallow marshes ...

Canvasback
Length--22 in. Weight--3 lbs. Normally late to start so...

Ringneck
Length--17 in. Weight--2 lbs. Similar in appearance to...

Goldeneye
Common--Length--19 in. Weight--2 lbs. Barrow's...

Mallard
Length--24 Weight--2 lbs. The mallard is our most comm...

Brant
Length--24-25 in. Weight--3 - 3 lbs. These are sea ge...

Pintail
Length--26 Weight--1 lbs. These ducks use all four fly...

Oldsquaw
Length--20 in. Weight--2 lbs. A slim, brightly plumage...

Scaup
Greater--Length--18 in. Weight--2 lbs. Lesser...


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Red-breasted Merganser
Length--23 in. Weight--2 lbs. These birds winter most ...

Canada Geese
Numerous and popular, Canada geese are often called honkers...

Eclipse Plumage
Most ducks shed their body feathers twice each year. Nearly...

Wigeon
Length--21 Weight--1 lbs. These are nervous birds, qui...

Blue-winged Teal
Length--16 Weight--15 oz. Their small size and twisting...

Wood Duck
Length--18 in. Weight--1 lbs. Found in all flyways; m...

Redheads
Length--20 in. Weight--2 lbs. Range coast to coast, wi...

Ruddy
Length--15 in. Weight--1-1/3 lbs. The ruddy duck often...

Hooded Merganser
Length--18 in. Weight--1 lbs. Often seen in pairs, or ...

Surf Scoter
Length--19 in. Weight--2 lbs. Like all scoters, these ...



Black Duck








Length--24 in.
Weight--2 lbs.

A bird of the eastern States, primarily the Atlantic Flyway and, to a
lesser extent, the Mississippi.

Shy and wary, regarded as the wariest of all ducks.

Often seen in company of mallards, but along the Atlantic coast
frequents the salt marshes and ocean much more than mallards.

Flight is swift, usually in small flocks.

White wing lining in contrast to very dark body plumage is a good
identification clue.

The hen's quack and the drake's kwek-kwek are duplicates of the
mallards.





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