diving duck


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diving duck

n.
Any of various ducks that feed by diving underwater, including the eiders, goldeneyes, scaups, and scoters.

diving duck

n
(Animals) any of various ducks, such as the pochard, scaup, redhead, and canvasback, that inhabit bays, estuaries, lakes, etc, and can dive and swim beneath the surface of the water

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n.
any of numerous ducks that dive from the water's surface for their food (contrasted with dabbling duck).
[1805–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diving duck - any of various ducks of especially bays and estuaries that dive for their fooddiving duck - any of various ducks of especially bays and estuaries that dive for their food
duck - small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
dabbling duck, dabbler - any of numerous shallow-water ducks that feed by upending and dabbling
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During 2008 a further two guilds of waterfowl reached trigger points when diving duck numbers declined by >10% for three consecutive years and the three-year average number of grebes and diving ducks declined by >25%.
It is a small compact diving duck which visits us in the winter in small numbers from Scandinavia and Russia which just adds to the fascination.
A diving duck, it submerges underwater to eat plants and clams.
The Madagascar pochard was believed to have been extinct until its rediscovery by chance on a single small lake in northern Madagascar, where just 22 of the cinnamon-coloured diving duck are left in the wild.
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Wintering diving duck populations and available food resources in the Baltic.
They are the feathers of the female eider duck (Somateria mollissima), a markedly sexually dimorphic species of large marine diving duck with a characteristically elongated head.
This "avian ethnic cleansing" is designed - wrongly in my view - to reduce or eliminate the spread of this harmless little North American Diving Duck.