Here's to a kiss: Give me a kiss, and to that kiss add a score, Then to that twenty add a hundred more; A thousand to that hundred, and so kiss on, To make that thousand quite a million, Treble that million, and when that is don... Read more of KISSES at Free Jokes.caInformational Site Network Informational
Privacy
Home

Domestic Animals

Dog Breeds   -   Dogs   -   Cats  -   Fish  -   Guinea Pigs

Farms Animals

Mules   -   Cattle

Wild Animals

Ducks   -  Birds   -  Bee Keeping   -  Bee Hunting   -  Fur Animals

Most Viewed

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...

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

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

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

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


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...

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

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...

Snow Geese
Length--29-31 in. Weight--6-7 lbs. Two races of snow ...

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...

Black Duck
Length--24 in. Weight--2 lbs. A bird of the eastern St...



What To Look For








Differences in size, shape, plumage patterns and colors, wing beat,
flocking behavior, voice, and habitat--all help to distinguish one
species from another.

Flock maneuvers in the air are clues. Mallards, pintails, and wigeon
form loose groups; teal and shovelers flash by in small, compact
bunches; at a distance, canvasbacks shift from waving lines to temporary
V's.

Closer up, individual silhouettes are important. Variations of head
shapes and sizes, lengths of wings and tails, and fat bodies or slim can
be seen.

Within shotgun range, color areas can be important. Light conditions
might make them look different, but their size and location are positive
keys. The sound of their wings can help as much as their calls. Flying
goldeneyes make a whistling sound; wood ducks move with a swish;
canvasbacks make a steady rushing sound. Not all ducks quack; many
whistle, squeal, or grunt.

Although not a hard and fast rule, different species tend to use
different types of habitat. Puddle ducks like shallow marshes and creeks
while divers prefer larger, deeper, and more open waters.





Next: Eclipse Plumage

Previous: Identification Is Important



Add to del.icio.us Add to Reddit Add to Digg Add to Del.icio.us Add to Google Add to Twitter Add to Stumble Upon
Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
SHAREADD TO EBOOK


Viewed 1610


Untitled Document