Wood Duck or Carolina Duck

Range:

North America (avoiding the central parts) and southern parts of Canada.

Description:

These medium-sized ducks measure from 19 - 21 inches (47 - 54 cm) in length.

Males have a beautiful, colorful iridescent plumage and red eyes, with a distinctive white flare down their necks.

Females are brownish in color with white eye-rings and whitish throats.

Both genders have crested heads.

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Wood Duck or Carolina Duck

Wood Duck or Carolina Duck

Bill Shape
spatulate
Regions
alabama
alaska
alberta
arizona
arkansas
baja california
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
cuba
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
labrador
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
mexico
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
nova scotia
nunavut
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
yukon
Tail Shape
pointed-tail
long tailed
Wing Shape
tapered-wings
Action
flying
perching
Behavior
soaring
Markings
cross
head
streaks
tailbands
Sounds
staccato
Location
high flying
high perching
north in summer
south in winter
Habitat
fields
flats
Marshes
Color
buff
sheen
blackandwhite
brown
Body Shape
duck
Size
large
medium
Order
ducks, geese and swans - anatidae
ducks, geese and swans - anseriformes
Conservation Status
Least Concern