Wood Duck

Length--18½ in.

Weight--1½ lbs.

Found in all flyways; most numerous in the Atlantic and Mississippi

flyways and fewest in the Central.

They are early migrants; most of them have left the northern States by


Frequents wooded streams and ponds; perches in trees. Flies through

thick timber with speed and ease and often feeds on acorns, berries, and

grapes on the forest floors.

Flight is swift and direct; flocks are usually small.

In the air, their wings make a rustling, swishing sound. Drakes call

hoo-w-ett, often in flight; hens have a cr-r-ek when frightened.

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