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A North American diving duck (Aythya valisineria), having a reddish-brown head and neck and a whitish back in the male.
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n, pl -backs or -back
(Animals) a North American diving duck, Aythyra valisineria, the male of which has a white body and reddish-brown head
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(ˈkæn vəsˌbæk)

n., pl. -backs, (esp. collectively) -back.
a North American duck, Aythya valisineria, the male of which has a whitish back and a reddish brown head and neck.
[1775–85, Amer.]
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Noun1.canvasback - North American wild duck valued for sport and foodcanvasback - North American wild duck valued for sport and food
duck - small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
Aythya, genus Aythya - canvasback; redhead; pochard; etc.
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He is coming to enter his new sloop, the Guinevere, in next summer's International Cup Race; and also to have a little canvasback shooting at Trevenna." Mr.
And they learned to eat roasted mallard and canvasback in the California style of sixteen minutes in a hot oven.
You are allowed six ducks, no more than four mallards (only two females), four scoter, four eiders, four long-tailed ducks, three wood ducks, two redheads, two black duck, two scaup, two canvasbacks, two pintails, one mottled and one fulvous whistling duck.
Hash has killed canvasbacks, goldeneyes and even a long-tailed duck during extreme cold spells.
Visitors might spot: snow geese, tundra swans, canvasbacks, ring-necked ducks, redhead ducks, hooded mergansers, American wigeon and common goldeneye.
Better yet, those same products are likely to be tested by Lasley and his sons on everything from quail to canvasbacks to ensure that by the time they reach the consumer, they are rock-solid in performance, durability and quality.
As a result of the increase in overall numbers, federal waterfowl managers have relaxed bag limits for such species as pintails, canvasbacks, and bluebills, which will see a significant increase in the daily bag limit.
Hunting of wood ducks, canvasbacks and redheads was prohibited in 1936, and the season was cut to 30 days.
Ducks: While the general duck hunting season is again expected to be a full 107 days (with the state again split into two zones) there will be a 60-day subseason on canvasbacks.
The species carved included canvasbacks, redheads, black ducks, scaups, mallards, pintails, teals, and ruddy ducks, as well as some geese.
It was illuminating: teal, mallards, canvasbacks, etc.
This is the wintering ground of sandhill cranes, hawks, falcons, Canada geese, great blue herons, and abundant waterfowl, including mallards and canvasbacks. It's also a pit stop for some 300 other bird species that migrate along the Central Flyway.