dabbling duck

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dab·bling duck

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.

dab′bling duck′

any shallow-water duck, esp. of the genus Anas, that feeds by upending and dabbling (contrasted with diving duck).
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Noun1.dabbling duck - any of numerous shallow-water ducks that feed by upending and dabblingdabbling 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
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Death counts among diving ducks (including tufted ducks) were >2,000 times higher than average during November 2016-January 2017, and the relative prevalence of deaths substantially increased (4-177 times) for dabbling ducks, herons, geese, swans, and corvids.
Diving ducks and sea ducks have sturdy legs positioned back on their body, closer to the tail than the legs of dabbling ducks.
Of the 40 species, there were nine species of shorebirds, seven dabbling ducks, five diving ducks, four waders, three gulls, and two "geese" (one was light geese, which includes Snow and Ross' Geese), in addition to Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis), American Coot (Fulica americana), White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchus), Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus), Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus), Sandhill Crane, Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia), and two species that could not be identified (one dabbling duck and one sandpiper).
Phylogeny and biogeography of dabbling ducks (Genus: Anas): A comparison of molecular and morphological evidence.
While swans, geese and dabbling ducks kept us company for much of the way that day, the high-pitched cries of parakeets filled the skies.
Being dabbling ducks, they gravitate to calm, shallow waters such as marshes, flooded fields and wet-weather ponds where they feed primarily on seeds and aquatic vegetation.
hunting season of dabbling ducks closes on 31 December), and mainly open to specialized offshore waterfowl hunting.
The research shows that 445 plants feature in the diet of Europe's dabbling ducks, such as wigeon and teal, which upend to feed.
On the other hand, hunting for dabbling ducks (such as mallards or wood ducks) on small wetlands and streams requires very little equipment.
Temporal variation in feeding tactics: exploring the role of competition and predators in wintering dabbling ducks.
Ducks included 14 different species (7 dabbling ducks and 7 diving ducks), with diving ducks being more abundant ([bar.