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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 ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Swans
Trumpeter--Length--59 in. Weight--28 lbs. Wh...


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Identification Is Important
Identifying waterfowl gives many hours of enjoyment to mill...

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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



Canvasback








Length--22 in.
Weight--3 lbs.

Normally late to start south, canvasbacks migrate in lines and irregular
V's.

In feeding areas, compact flocks fly in indefinite formations. Their
wingbeat is rapid and noisy; their speed is the swiftest of all our
ducks.

Feeding behavior is highly variable. In some areas they feed at night
and spend the day rafted up in open waters; in other areas they feed
inshore mornings and evenings.

On the water, body size and head shape distinguish them from scaups and
redheads.

Drakes croak, peep, and growl; hens have a mallard-like quack.





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