Can Anyone Show Me Picture Of Woodduck?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bamadominaker, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. bamadominaker

    bamadominaker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My co-worker and I were looking at the different ducks and she stated she had a woodduck growing up. I was wondering if anyone has a woodduck and can show me what they look like?

    Thanks,
    Aimie [​IMG]


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  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    They're extremely pretty. For instance http://www.sdakotabirds.com/species/wood_duck_info.htm
    http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Wood_Duck.html

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    seen fairly few in the wild and the ones I have seen have mostly been flushed rather surprisingly and flapped away too quick to permit more than a moment's admiration [​IMG]

    There is another duck that is not infrequently seen in captivity that is fairly similar looking, the Mandarin Duck (yeah, I know it sounds like an entree on a chinese restaurant menu <g>), but presumably your friend knows where she got hers from and thus knows which hers is/was.

    Pat
     
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  3. bamadominaker

    bamadominaker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you so much they are a lot prettier that mallards. I never knew the difference. They are very beautiful.
     
  4. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wood Duck -

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    Mandarin Duck -

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  5. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    We fostered a woodduck once. A guy in our town had 3 of them in an aquarium in the sun with no water and only birdseed to eat. Luckily my mom talked him into giving them to her. 2 died but the third ended up living and growing into a fine little drake [​IMG] He LOVED crickets and we had a little cement pond he liked to take a dip in. He later went to live at a wildlife preserve where he could hopefully find a mate and have a long happy life [​IMG]
     

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