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Wood Duck

Aix sponsa


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.


Wooded pond.


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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