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Wood Duck

Aix sponsa

Description:

In good light, males have a glossy green head cut with white stripes, a chestnut breast and buffy sides. In low or harsh light, they'll look dark overall with paler sides. Females are gray-brown with white-speckled breast. In eclipse plumage (late summer), males lose their pale sides and bold stripes, but retain their bright eye and bill. Juveniles are very similar to females.

Habitat:

Wooded pond.

Notes:

This group is part of a flock of 28 individuals at this location.

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Ogden, Utah, USA

Lat: 41.18, Long: -111.94

Spotted on Dec 23, 2011
Submitted on Dec 25, 2011

Spotted for mission

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