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Male Wood Duck

Male Wood Duck at Burnaby Lake British Columbia.

“Many naturalists and hunters consider the Wood Duck Aix sponsa to be the most beautiful duck in...
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Male Wood Duck at Burnaby Lake British Columbia.

“Many naturalists and hunters consider the Wood Duck Aix sponsa to be the most beautiful duck in North America, if not the world. The male in its multi-coloured breeding plumage, worn from October through June, is unexcelled among ducks. The female is less showy, although still beautiful and more colourful than other female ducks." – Canadian Wildlife Federation - Hinterland Who's Who

“One of the most beautiful of North American waterfowl, the Wood Duck was hunted nearly to extinction during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In 1918 the hunting season was closed, and for the next two decades numbers rose steadily. There are now well over a million Wood Ducks in North America. The Wood Duck's habit of nesting in cavities enables it to breed in areas lacking suitable ground cover. The young leave the nest soon after hatching, jumping from the nesting cavity to the ground or water. Once out of the nest, they travel through wooded ponds with their mother. Snapping turtles take a heavy toll of the young.” – Boreal Songbird Initiative

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laurenkaymyers September 03, 2018
This is my favorite duck! Amazing shot! I LOVE It! Great detail!
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blunder September 04, 2018
Thanks Lauren, ever grateful for your praise!
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