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wood duck

n.
A brightly colored North American duck (Aix sponsa) that nests in hollow trees, the male of which is noted for its large crest.

wood duck

n
(Animals) a duck, Aix sponsa, of wooded swamps, lakes, etc, in North America, having a very brightly coloured plumage in the male

wood′ duck`


n.
a tree-nesting North American duck, Aix sponsa, the male of which has iridescent green and purple plumage with white facial markings.
[1770–80, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wood duck - showy North American duck that nests in hollow treeswood duck - showy North American duck that nests in hollow trees
duck - small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
Aix, genus Aix - wood duck and mandarin duck
wood drake - male wood duck
Translations
pato-carolino
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The gunner needs to be not too visible because wood duck eyes don't miss much and they will veer from obvious danger.
The wood duck may be one of the most beautiful birds in North America, and it is fitting that it is our state waterfowl, because it makes its home in our cypress swamps, sloughs, and forested wetlands.
Wood duck, squirrel, flathead catfish--some of nature's most delectable offerings.
And while individual plumage is specific to each species, my first close-up look at a canvasback or goldeneye or merganser, distinctive though they were, didn't leave me in such an abject state of awe and disbelief as the sight of my very first wood duck.
Some of the animals described in the song include the dolphin, the white-tailed deer, a Mockingbird in a magnolia tree, a mother black bass and her children four, a mother wood duck and five ducklings, a swallowtail family in the coreopsis, an alligator family in the swampland, a catfish family in a pond, a red fox family in a forest of pine, and a hive of honeybees.
Key Words: American black duck, Atlantic Flyway Breeding Waterfowl Survey, Canada goose, mallard, New Jersey, wood duck
One species (Australian Wood Duck Chenonetta jubata) that is very common on farm dams and freshwater wetlands was remarkably scarce at the WTP, probably because it is sensitive to salinity (Loyn et al.
But during a quick search of the home, police found a soot-covered wood duck.
Kayaks: Chesapeake 16 LT, Chesapeake 17 LT, Shearwater 16, Shearwater 17, Shearwater Sport, Wood Duck 10, Wood Duck 12 Hybrid, Wood Duckling 8, Mill Creek 16.
Volunteers also identified a North Amercian wood duck, which has multicoloured iridescent plumage and red eyes.
Thanks to Kevin Lynch, Kiah Gardner, and Colby Wells of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission for allowing Greenhead to tag along on a recent wood duck banding effort near Lake Nimrod in Yell County.
Mama Wood Duck would leave for a little while every day to eat.