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Wood Duck or Carolina Duck

Aix sponsa

Description:

The Wood Duck or Carolina Duck (Aix sponsa) is a species of duck found in North America. It is one of the most colourful North American waterfowl ........To understand the extent of the illicit wildlife trade across Southeast Asia, a good place to start is one of the hundreds of teeming markets that serve as key transit points for illegal animals throughout the region and beyond

Habitat:

The population of the Wood Duck was in serious decline in the late 19th century as a result of severe habitat loss and market hunting both for meat and plumage for the ladies' hat market in Europe

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8 Comments

thank you daniele , I just joined the link mission ....@ reza thank you for Info I guessed so ...... :)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

I meant do you know...
Here's a direct link anyway:
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/9974...

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thanks Ashok! This is interesting and important information, which you may want to add under Habitat. Do you the Animal Rescue mission? You'll find it under Global missions.

Wonderful pics, I think the second picture might be a different species, Mandarin Duck / Aix galericulata perhaps !

Daniele thank u ..I photographed these birds in a bird rescue centre that plays a role in rescuing birds imported illegally into India by the pet trade mafia....so either these rescued birds are given up to zoos for adoption or they remain in the rescue sanctuary ......

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Beautiful Ashok! Were they captive, or in a park?

yep agree with u Dixie...:)

Dixie
Dixie 8 years ago

Beautiful duck!

Kerala, India

Spotted on Feb 19, 2013
Submitted on Feb 19, 2013

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