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Wood Duck

Aix sponsa

Description:

The Wood duck is sexually dimorphic and the female's colouring is very subtle compared to the distinctive colouring of the male, shown here. Perching ducks, they have claws on their webbed feet and nest in tree cavities. They will readily use nest boxes if they are constructed properly and mounted high up on a tree.

Habitat:

Likes trees and forested areas. Lakes and streams with trees near the banks are excellent habitat for them in BC. This handsome duck was posing at Reifel Bird Sanctuary in Ladner, BC, which is on an island in the Fraser River delta.


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5 Comments

Thank you for all the "likes". It was a great day of birding!

Thanks Hema! He was very cooperative!

Hema
Hema 4 years ago

lovely!!

Here is a link to my spotting of a female Wood Duck taken last year at the same sanctuary:
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/240...

KathleenMcEachern
Spotted by
KathleenMcEachern

British Columbia, Canada

Lat: 49.08, Long: -123.08

Spotted on Mar 10, 2015
Submitted on Mar 15, 2015

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