Wood Duck

Aix sponsa

Order

ANSERIFORMES

Family

Ducks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)

Code 4

WODU

Code 6

AIXSPO

ITIS

HEAD

Wood Duck Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Spatulate
  • Eye Color: Red.
  • Head pattern: Striped, Crested or plumed, Eyering, Unique pattern, Eyebrow
  • Crown Color: Glossy dark green
  • Forehead Color: Black with green gloss.
  • Nape Color: Dark red-brown
  • Throat Color: Dark red-brown with white spots.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Wood Duck Male Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 43-51 cm (17-20 in)
  • Weight: 680 g (24 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown, Buff, Sheen or Iridescence
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: Iridescent blue-green
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Spotted or speckled

FLIGHT

Wood Duck Male Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Swift direct flight with rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 71-76 cm (28-30 in)
  • Wing Shape: Tapered-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Yellow-gray
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Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X