Bonanza Bird #13: The Wood Duck

Birdorable Wood Duck

For 18 days we're adding a new Birdorable bird every day as part of our Birdorable Bonanza 2010. Today's bird is the North American Wood Duck. Male Wood Ducks, like our new Birdorable, are beautifully plumaged. Iridescent green heads, brick-red breasts and sandy flanks are just part of the multicolored story.

Wood Ducks nest in trees, or nest boxes. They are considered perching ducks, and it is not uncommon to see them perched high up in trees.

Wood Ducks (Aix sponsa)
Wood Ducks (Aix sponsa) by musicarver

Tomorrow's bird likes to show off his red epaulets while calling. Can you guess what it is?


dominic morrell on July 19, 2010 at 9:07 AM wrote:
red-winged blackbird! i see tons of them here.
Canaduck on July 19, 2010 at 10:15 AM wrote:
Sun Darkskin on July 19, 2010 at 11:59 AM wrote:
How can we make disappear such beauty on Earth, when we can enjoy it and take care of it? I hope we Humans understand that our reason to exist in this planet as animals too, is to enjoy the beauty of the Wildlife and feel the power to preserve it and understand it. Please don't kill animals just for fun, or because we like to eat something, noooo, we are not robots that eats without feelings. We have to hear the feelings of the animals, and stop the unhealthy killing. Our Mother Nature is Calling to Change, lets Answer that Call.
Ashira on July 19, 2010 at 2:10 PM wrote:
How beautiful! : D I had my first sighting of a Wood Duck pair earlier this year. ^___^ Tomorrow's bird must be a Red-Winged Blackbird. C: To me they sound like 'o-ka-lee!'
dominic morrell on July 19, 2010 at 3:23 PM wrote:
conk-er-LAAAK for me. :)
dominic morrell on July 20, 2010 at 8:01 AM wrote:
I almost cry when i hear someone killing animals for fun.
abigail ross on December 17, 2010 at 4:52 PM wrote:
i have 2 pet pekin ducks named Buddy and Nickey.
Heather Richards on February 14, 2018 at 7:47 PM wrote:
How much wood could a wood duck duck if a wood duck could duck wood? Ducks are so cute. Tomorrow’s bird must be a red-winged blackbird. I have them down by my backyard duckpond. They say “er-quee!”

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