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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 ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Diving Ducks
Diving ducks frequent the larger, deeper lakes and rivers, ...

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


Least Viewed

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

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

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

White-fronted Geese
Length--29 in. Weight--6 lbs. Migrates chiefly in the ...

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

White-winged Scoter
Length--21 in. Weight--3 lbs. The three scoters on th...

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

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

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

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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