Canvasback





Length--22 in.

Weight--3 lbs.



Normally late to start south, canvasbacks migrate in lines and irregular

V's.



In feeding areas, compact flocks fly in indefinite formations. Their

wingbeat is rapid and noisy; their speed is the swiftest of all our

ducks.



Feeding behavior is highly variable. In some areas they feed at night

and spend the day rafted up in open waters; in other areas they feed

inshore mornings and evenings.



On the water, body size and head shape distinguish them from scaups and

redheads.



Drakes croak, peep, and growl; hens have a mallard-like quack.





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