Aix sponsa

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Related to Aix sponsa: Clangula hyemalis
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Noun1.Aix sponsa - showy North American duck that nests in hollow treesAix sponsa - 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
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For example, Dawson and Bortolotti (1997) reported an American kestrel Falco sparverius incubating a bufflehead Bucephala albeola egg and four kestrel eggs (the bufflehead and two kestrel chicks fledged); Manlove (1998) found an Eastern screech-owl Megascops asio apparently evicting a nesting wood duck or Carolina duck Aix sponsa), laying on top of the covered duck eggs, and subsequently hatching at least one owlet and one duckling.
From 2004-2006, we collected sera from 1406 wildcaught American wigeon (Anas americana), mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), and northern pintail (Anas acuta) ducks at national wildlife refuges (NWRs) in North Dakota and wood ducks (Aix sponsa) at NWRs in South Carolina and Tennessee.
The duck species with the highest proportion of Ml-positive samples was the wood duck (Aix sponsa) (68%, 71/104).
The wood duck, Aix sponsa, is thought by many to be our most beautiful duck.