Tree duck


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(Zool.) any one of several species of ducks belonging to Dendrocygna and allied genera. These ducks have a long and slender neck and a long hind toe. They are arboreal in their habits, and are found in the tropical parts of America, Africa, Asia, and Australia.

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The Last Good Kiss (1978), The Mexican Tree Duck and The Right Madness feature the character CW Sughrue, an alcoholic ex-army officer turned private investigator.
The Mexican Tree Duck won the 1994 Dashiell Hammett Award for the best literary crime novel.
Sughrue and an author with writer's block drink their way through the West while hunting a missing pornography actress in The Last Good Kiss (1978); Milodragovitch foils an anti-environmentalist conspiracy in Dancing Bear (1983); and Sughrue hunts the mother of a vile-tempered drug dealer in the especially violent The Mexican Tree Duck (1993).
was asked and answered, Rea and Ijichi had participants mention the locally extinct species by name: the California condor, the yellow-billed cuckoo, Swainson's hawk, the bank swallow, the black rail, the Fulvous tree duck, as well as the pronghorn (the American antelope), the long-earned kit fox, and the Southern California grizzly.
You will hunt more than a dozen species of ducks, from beautiful chilo wigeon and tree ducks to a wild array of ringed, spotted, silver and other teal, with loads of rosy-billed pochards and stunning white-cheeked pintail.
One ornithologist remarked that "on the large cienaga at Lagunillas there were thousands of tree ducks .
The whistling ducks, often referred to as tree ducks, generally flew high and were not fooled by the decoys.
Named for their rich orange-brown color, fulvous tree ducks lack the white wingtips, but show some white trimming along their flanks.
We are banding a lot of black-bellied tree ducks around grain elevators along the Mississippi River across from New Orleans," said Larry Reynolds, waterfowl biologist for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
Hunting tree ducks is almost more like hunting geese than ducks.