dabbling duck

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Synonyms for dabbling duck

any of numerous shallow-water ducks that feed by upending and dabbling


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Further data needs to be collected and analyzed for the various flight modes of dabbling duck species.
Character congruence between a molecular and a morphological phylogeny for dabbling ducks (Anas).
Of all ducks sampled, 90% (3,824/4,268) were dabbling ducks (tribe Anatini) (Table 1).
Foraging strategies of granivorous dabbling ducks wintering in protected areas of the French Atlantic coast.
Dabbling ducks and geese can be eaten safely if properly prepared.
Winter habitat for dabbling ducks on southeastern Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
In 2001 and 2002, we monitored the response of three indicator communities migratory shorebirds, dabbling ducks, and breeding amphibians - to microhabitat features such as water depth and hydroperiod in areas with and without macrotopography enhancement.
Dabbling ducks (like blue- and greenwing teal, gadwall, widgeon, pintail, northern shovelers and mallards) show a preference for surface matted hydrilla but also relish hydrilla that is just a few inches below the surface.
Other vulnerable birds include the endangered red knots and piping plovers that winter in coastal Florida, as well as the green-winged teal, the American widgeon and other dabbling ducks, loons, white-fronted geese, sandpipers, turnstones, and dowitchers.
There are dabbling ducks, Western sandpipers, barn swallows, red-shouldered hawks, osprey, bald eagles and peregrine falcons in the area, and they all thrive in tidal estuaries.
From my study of dabbling ducks, I have come to believe that formation of hybrids is common during speciation events.
Dr Olsen tests 10,000 birds a year and typically finds that ten per cent of dabbling ducks and one per cent of geese are infected with low pathogenicity bird flu.
Significant correlations between T1 contents in kidney and liver were observed for all dabbling ducks except mallard (Anas platyrhynchos); similar correlations were not observed in diving ducks.
Brown wrote this: "I am not familiar specifically with any research on Muscovy ducks for mosquito control, but dabbling ducks like mallards, readily consume mosquito larvae in wetlands.
3:00 BREAK 3:20 "Correlation between variation in flight speeds and wing morphology of North American dabbling ducks (Anus)," William E.