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Wood Ducks on Small Woodlands

Wood Duck Male Swimming

Some people say the wood duck (Aix sponsa) drake is the most spectacularly marked duck in the world. Others limit the claim to North America. Regardless, the male “woodie” is one of nature’s masterpieces. In flight, these birds are unusual in appearance with their crested heads, square tails and broad wings. But, close up or in the hand, the drakes are difficult to adequately describe in words.

Wood Ducks on Small Woodlands (PDF)