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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Wood Duck Pair

Depicted are a pair of Wood Ducks, the forward one being a male and much more colorful in appearance as you can plainly see. Capturing the full color palette of this particular duck species is none to easy, but this one seemingly turned out well.

Beautiful and unique, this duck of woodland ponds and river swamps has no close relatives, except for the Mandarin Duck of eastern Asia. The Wood Duck population declined seriously during the late 19th century because of hunting and loss of nesting sites. Its recovery to healthy numbers was an early triumph of wildlife management.

Wood Duck Pair