Wood Duck

Wood DuckAix sponsa

Physical features:
Medium sized duck with long broad wings and a small bill.  Males have beautiful plumage with a iridescent blue green patch on rear of wing.  Females are dull brown.

Habitat:
Forested wetlands, rivers, ponds, lakes.

Diet:
Seeds, acorns, fruits, invertebrates.

Fun facts:
One of very few North American ducks that nest in trees.