Wood Duck

Gorgeous duck with intricate plumage: green, crested head, chestnut breast and other bold markings.

Warm brown plumage with grayer, slightly crested head. White teardrop around the eye; white also along the edge of dark blue speculum patch in the wings.

Found on shallow lakes and ponds, often swimming near the edges among emergent or overhanging vegetation.

Grayish brown plumage with whiter throat, bright red eye, and red and white bill.

In flight the blue secondaries with a bold white stripe on the trailing edge are obvious. read more