dabbling duck

  1. any of numerous shallow-water ducks that feed by upending and dabbling
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  • Widgeon grass, a submerged plant that grows in marshland pools, is particularly valuable because all of its parts are edible; it constitutes a large part of the diet of Canada geese, brants, coots, scaups, and many dabbling ducks. The Field Guide to Wildlife Habitats of the Eastern United States
  • The latter is important because dabbling ducks have a coloured area in the wing called the speculum.
  • This paper examines the function of female resistance behavior in one of the dabbling ducks, the mallard.
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  • Using morphological characters, Livezey generated a phylogeny for dabbling ducks that included most of the Australasian teals.
  • When in coastal marshes, they are more omnivorous than most dabbling ducks, with mollusks, crustaceans, and arthropods making up nearly half of their diet.
  • Examples of dabbling ducks are the mallards, cinnamon teals, shovellers, green and blue-winged teals, pintails, black ducks, baldpates and gadwalls.
  • The largest dabbling duck, the commonest and most widespread duck of the region, and the origin of the farmyard duck.
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