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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STANDING WAIST-DEEP at the mouth of the Lobstick River, I scanned the skies over Chip Lake for passing skeins of diving ducks.
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The ovoid shaped crabs (up to 35 mm carapace length) lack defensive claws and large spines and are a staple prey for migrating shorebirds, gulls, and diving ducks (Kvitek and Bretz 2005).
One of the highlights was Beneath Lake Windermere, a glass tunnel that takes you into the underwater kingdom, where diving ducks were visible, as were plenty of other fish, swimming past our heads.
The lake has mallards, Pochard diving ducks and coots, and toads and lizards were starting to appear.
On the last pitch of their season, on the final swing of a bat in the NCAA super regional at PK Park on Monday, a bloop hit that fell in barely fair and eluded two diving Ducks drove in the run that ended the season for Oregon on Monday in a 3-2 loss to Kent State in an NCAA super regional game that decided which team reached the College World Series.
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