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Wood duck

Wood duck swimming

Aix sponsa

Range: The Wood duck can be found all over the East Coast, from Nova Scotia to Florida and the Gulf of Mexico into the center of the United States.

Habitat: Wood ducks tend to live in vegetated wetland areas such as creeks, marshes, ponds, and rivers.

Size: The average Wood duck is anywhere from 18 to 21 inches long and weighs one to 1.8 pounds.

Diet: Wood ducks have a diet that is made up of a large variety of items such as insects, fruits, and seeds.

Conservation Connection: The biggest threat to Wood ducks is hunting, although today their population is thriving.

Did You Know? If aquatic food is scarce, Wood ducks will take to forests and farm fields to eat acorns, grains, berries, and other nuts and seeds.

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