dabbling duck(redirected from Dabbling ducks)
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Related to Dabbling ducks: diving ducks
Any of various ducks, chiefly of the genus Anas, including the mallards, teals, and shovelers, that feed by dabbling in shallow water and are favored as game birds.
any shallow-water duck, esp. of the genus Anas, that feeds by upending and dabbling (contrasted with diving duck).
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|Noun||1.||dabbling duck - any of numerous shallow-water ducks that feed by upending and dabbling|
duck - small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
diving duck - any of various ducks of especially bays and estuaries that dive for their food