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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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Entries must depict a live portrayal of one or more of the following five waterfowl species: wood duck, American wigeon, Northern pintail, green-winged teal, and lesser scaup.
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The wood duck may be one of the most beautiful birds in North America, and it is fitting that it is our state waterfowl, because it makes its home in our cypress swamps, sloughs, and forested wetlands.
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Key Words: American black duck, Atlantic Flyway Breeding Waterfowl Survey, Canada goose, mallard, New Jersey, wood duck
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