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

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

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

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

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

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...

Bufflehead
Length--14 in. Weight--1 lb. Stragglers migrate south ...

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

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


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

Black Scoter
Length--19 in. Weight--2 lbs. In flight, drakes appea...

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

Green-winged Teal
Length--15 in. Weight--14 oz. Quite hardy--some birds s...

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

Common Merganser
Length--25 in. Weight--2 lbs. This species is larger ...

Whistling Ducks
Length--18-19 in. Weight--1 lbs. The trailing legs and...

Harlequin
Length--17 in. Weight--1 lbs. Glossy slate-blue plumag...

What To Look For
Differences in size, shape, plumage patterns and colors, wi...

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



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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