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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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Eclipse Plumage








Most ducks shed their body feathers twice each year. Nearly all drakes
lose their bright plumage after mating, and for a few weeks resemble
females. This hen-like appearance is called the eclipse plumage. The
return to breeding coloration varies in species and individuals of each
species. Blue-winged teal and shovelers may retain the eclipse plumage
until well into the winter.

Wing feathers are shed only once a year; wing colors are always the
same.





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