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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...

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Puddle Ducks








Puddle ducks are typically birds of fresh, shallow marshes and rivers
rather than of large lakes and bays. They are good divers, but usually
feed by dabbling or tipping rather than submerging.

The speculum, or colored wing patch, is generally iridescent and
bright, and often a telltale field mark.

Any duck feeding in croplands will likely be a puddle duck, for most of
this group are sure-footed and can walk and run well on land. Their diet
is mostly vegetable, and grain-fed mallards or pintails or
acorn-fattened wood ducks are highly regarded as food.





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