wood duck

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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 many common names that have been given to the woodie over the years (summer duck, Carolina duck, swamp duck, squealer, acorn duck, and bride duck, among others) reflect the woodie's habits and appearance.
Wood Ducks, also known as Carolina Ducks, are one of the only species to perch or nest in trees and their heads bob back and forth when swimming which make them easy to spot.

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