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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...

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

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

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

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


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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Shoveler








Length--19
Weight--1 lbs.

Shovelers, 'spoonbills' to many, are early migrants, moving out at the
first frost. The largest numbers are in the Central and Pacific flyways.

The usual flight is steady and direct. When startled, the small flocks
twist and turn in the air like teal.

They are not highly regarded as table birds, because one third of the
usual diet is animal matter.

Drakes call woh-woh and took-took; the hen's quack is feeble.





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