dabbling duck


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dab·bling duck

(dăb′lĭng)
n.
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.
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dab′bling duck′


n.
any shallow-water duck, esp. of the genus Anas, that feeds by upending and dabbling (contrasted with diving duck).
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Familiarity can breed contempt but give them a break, they are a beautiful dabbling duck. The male is magnificent during the breeding season with a shiny green head, maroon-brown chest, yellow bill and curly black feathers above the tail.
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).
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The mtDNA cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COL) genetic variation has been used to discriminate and establish the phylogenetic relationships among Korean dabbling duck species (Jin et al., 2012).
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Sediment cores collected at dabbling duck foraging depths ([less than or equal to] 75 cm) did not differ in seed densities than those collected at any depth, which would be available to diving ducks.