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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...

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...

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



Scaup








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

Lesser--Length--17 in.
Weight--1-7/8 lbs.

Except for the wing marks, greater and lesser scaup appear nearly
identical in the field.

The light band near the trailing edges of the wings runs almost to the
tip in the greater scaup, but only about half way in the lesser.

Greater scaup prefer large open water areas; lesser scaup often use
marshes and ponds.

Both species migrate late, sometimes just before freezeup.

Flock movements are rapid, often erratic, usually in compact groups.

Hens are silent; drake lesser scaup purr; drake greater scaup have a
discordant scaup, scaup.





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