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1 Puddle Ducks b Goals: Be able to decipher different parts of a duckBe able to decipher different parts of a duck Be able to identify common puddle ducksBe able to identify common puddle ducks Be able to tell characteristics of both puddle and diving ducksBe able to tell characteristics of both puddle and diving ducks

2 Sections of Wing

3 Parts of a Duck

4 Puddle Ducks b Frequent marshes and shallow rivers b Bright iridescent speculum b Feed by dabbling, tipping b Feed in fields b Feeds on grains, nuts, and aquatic vegetation b Take off straight up

5 Divers b Frequent larger, deeper lakes and rivers b Colored but not iridescent speculums b Paddle on water to take off b Eat fish, mollusks, crustaceans, and vegetation

6 Mallard b Large duck, 2.5-3lbs, inches b Chestnut chest, white belly, dark rump, green head b Blue speculum with white tips

7 Male and Female Mallard

8 In flight

9 Green-Winged Teal b Smallest of puddle ducks b About 3/4 lbs. 14 in. b Tan chest with dark spots, maroon head, iridescent green eye mask b Iridescent green and black speculum

10 Swift and erratic flyers

11 Blue-Winged Teal b Small Duck, less than 1 lb in. b Gray with black spots b White crescent behind bill, white spot on flank b Green speculum b Whistling peep

12 Pintail b 2-2.5lbs b Long neck, white extends from neck to belly b Bill bluish with black stripe down middle b Whistles b Buff, green speculum, white edge

13 Elongated flight bird

14 Shoveler b Male medium sized 1.25lbs b Cinnamon body b Black spoon-shaped bill (spoonbill) b Middle coverts blue b Greater coverts white

15 Shoveler b Flight head low b Speculum iridescent green

16 Wood duck b Medium sized b Eyes red b Short multi-colored bill b Female: distinctive white eye ring

17 Wood ducks b Voice- squeal, variety of whistles b Head held high b Large square tail b White belly

18 Gadwall b Medium-sized b Gray-brown b White belly b White speculum (only puddle duck)

19 American Widgeon b White crown b Green eye mask b Green fading to black speculum b White middle and greater coverts b White coverts and belly obvious in flight

20 Other puddle ducks b Mollted duck b Mexican duck b Tree Duck b American coot b Black duck


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