dabbling duck

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


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Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus Mexican Duck Anas diazi Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Green Teal Anas crecca Gadwall Anas strepera Pintail Anas acuta American Wigeon Anas americana Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata Unidentified dabbling duck Anas sp.
Phylogenetic relationships among dabbling duck species in Korea using COI gene variations in mtDNA.
Table I.- Sex ratios of 4 dabbling duck species wintering at Poyang Lake during 2012 to 2014.
Dabbling ducks prefer shallow, ephemeral wetlands with emergent vegetation like the SWMA and several species of dabblers often use the SWMA (IDFG 2005).
Factors affecting species number and density of dabbling duck guilds in North Europe.
According to aerial inventories of waterfowl from 1976-1982 and 1984-1985, the upper Illinois River supported >125,000 dabbling ducks annually during fall migration (Havera, 1999).
Other dabbling duck densities were highest in fields with burned rice straw.
For example, extensive emergent vegetation could decrease the area of open water required for efficient foraging by some species of diving ducks (Anteau and Afton 2009), while abundant emergent vegetation is often a positive predictor of dabbling duck abundance (Webb and others 2010).
This brightly coloured surface feeding dabbling duck looks comical with it's bum in the air as it searches for food.
Further data needs to be collected and analyzed for the various flight modes of dabbling duck species.
The migration chronology of banded mallards might be broadly representative of other dabbling duck species that breed in Alaska, such as the American green-winged teal (Anas carolinensis), American wigeon (Anas americana), and northern pintail (Anas acuta), in which H5Nx was detected at lower latitudes.
2013a: Temperature does not dictate the wintering distributions of European dabbling duck species.--Ibis 155: 80-88.
The species composition of dabbling duck broods we observed was similar to earlier studies (Traweek, 1978; Rhodes and Garcia, 1981).
The most elegant dabbling duck is the pintail drake with its distinctive 10cm tail, chocolate-brown head, white neck, and silver-grey body and black and yellow undertail patches.