A drake and duck

Drake and Duck

A drake and duck

The head and throat of the male duck can be emerald green with shots of violet. The female is brown and russet gray.

Duck

The head and throat of the male duck can be emerald green with shots of violet. The female is brown…

This duck is generally found in sandy, marshy land and moist meadows near the sea.

Duck

This duck is generally found in sandy, marshy land and moist meadows near the sea.

This duck is beautifully colored and resembles a mallard.

Duck

This duck is beautifully colored and resembles a mallard.

A well-known water fowl.

Duck

A well-known water fowl.

Feet of a duck

Duck Feet

Feet of a duck

The webbed foot of a duck.

Duck Foot

The webbed foot of a duck.

The foot of a duck.

Duck's Foot

The foot of a duck.

The American scaup duck is common in North America, accidental in Europe. It is also known as the creek broad-bill.

American Scaup Duck

The American scaup duck is common in North America, accidental in Europe. It is also known as the creek…

A duck with a bill longer than its head and curved downward. Its legs are long and fitted with bird like feet adapted for perching.

Australian Tree Duck

A duck with a bill longer than its head and curved downward. Its legs are long and fitted with bird…

The buffle-headed duck builds its nest in the hollow of trees, and averages about thirteen inches in length. It is also known as the spirit duck, little dipper, butter-box, and butter-ball.

Buffle-Headed Duck

The buffle-headed duck builds its nest in the hollow of trees, and averages about thirteen inches in…

The common elder (Somateria mollissima) is a large sea duck of the Anatidae family.

Elder Duck

The common elder (Somateria mollissima) is a large sea duck of the Anatidae family.

"Gadwall, a rather large fresh-water duck, common in the interior of the United States and breeding north of the latitude of Kentucky. It is a black and white duck, marked with brown, and is one of the favorite game birds." -Foster, 1921

Gadwall

"Gadwall, a rather large fresh-water duck, common in the interior of the United States and breeding…

A freshwater duck.

Gray Duck

A freshwater duck.

"The harlequin duck is a very beautiful but small species, fourteen inches lng; fond of the eddying waters of cascades; common in North America; rare in Europe." — Goodrich, 1859

Harlequin Duck

"The harlequin duck is a very beautiful but small species, fourteen inches lng; fond of the eddying…

The hooded merganser.

Hooded Merganser

The hooded merganser.

Found in the Arctic regions of Europe, Asia, and North America, the king duck strongly resembles the eider in its habits. It os sometimes called the king eider because of this.

King Duck

Found in the Arctic regions of Europe, Asia, and North America, the king duck strongly resembles the…

Also known as the old-wife, the long-tailed duck measures about seventeen inches, not including its characteristically long tail-feathers. It is common in both Europe and the United States.

Long-Tailed Duck

Also known as the old-wife, the long-tailed duck measures about seventeen inches, not including its…

The a pair of mallard ducks.

Mallard Duck

The a pair of mallard ducks.

The Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), probably the best-known and most recognizable of all ducks, is a dabbling duck which breeds throughout the temperate and sub-tropical areas of North America, Europe, Asia, New Zealand (where it is currently the most common duck species), and Australia. It is strongly migratory in the northern parts of its breeding range, and winters farther south. For example, in North America it winters south to Mexico, but also regularly strays into Central America and the Caribbean between September and May

Mallard Duck

The Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), probably the best-known and most recognizable of all ducks, is a dabbling…

The mallard, also known as the common wild duck averages about twenty-four inches in length. It inhabits Europe and North America.

Mallard Ducks

The mallard, also known as the common wild duck averages about twenty-four inches in length. It inhabits…

The Mandarin duck, also known as the Chinese teal and the fan-tail duck, is domesticated in China and Japan.

Mandarin Duck

The Mandarin duck, also known as the Chinese teal and the fan-tail duck, is domesticated in China and…

he Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata), or just Mandarin, is a medium-sized perching duck, closely related to the North American Wood Duck. It is 41-49 cm long with a 65-75 cm wingspan. The adult male is a striking and unmistakable bird. It has a red bill, large white crescent above the eye and reddish face and "whiskers". The breast is purple with two vertical white bars, and the flanks ruddy, with two orange "sails" at the back. The female is similar to female Wood Duck, with a white eye-ring and stripe running back from the eye, but is paler below, has a small white flank stripe, and a pale tip to its bill

Mandarin Duck

he Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata), or just Mandarin, is a medium-sized perching duck, closely related…

Biziura lobata, (Musk Duck) of Tasmania and Australia -except the north-is brown with buff mottlings, the bill and its leathery appendage being greenish-black and the feet dusky. The smaller female has less chin lobe." A. H. Evans

Two Musk Ducks Swimming between the Tall Grass in a Lake

Biziura lobata, (Musk Duck) of Tasmania and Australia -except the north-is brown with buff mottlings,…

The pintail duck measures twenty-six to twenty-eight inches in length (including the tail), and is found in Europe and America.

Pintail Duck

The pintail duck measures twenty-six to twenty-eight inches in length (including the tail), and is found…

"The Pintail Duck has the upper parts and flanks ash, with narrow stripes of black; under parts white; head umber-brown; tail pointed. It inhabits the N. of America and Europe."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Pintail Duck

"The Pintail Duck has the upper parts and flanks ash, with narrow stripes of black; under parts white;…

The red-crested whistling duck measures about twenty-two inches in length, and is found throughout Europe and Asia.

Red-Crested Whistling Duck

The red-crested whistling duck measures about twenty-two inches in length, and is found throughout Europe…

The Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) is a small stiff-tailed duck in the Anatidae family of ducks, geese, and swans.

Ruddy Duck

The Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) is a small stiff-tailed duck in the Anatidae family of ducks, geese,…

"The scaup (<em>Fuliguia mariula</em>) is a winter visitor to the United States and Southern Europe. Its food consists of marine animals and plants."&mdash;Finley, 1917

Scaup Duck

"The scaup (Fuliguia mariula) is a winter visitor to the United States and Southern Europe.…

The common name of a class of ducks, usually regarded a connecting link between geese and ducks. They are native to Eurasia, Australia, and Africa.

Sheldrake Duck

The common name of a class of ducks, usually regarded a connecting link between geese and ducks. They…

"The sheldrake, also known as the bargander or burrow-duck, is a member of the duck family, which is resident throughout the year in Canada, and is abundant in the east of Scotland."&mdash;Finley, 1917

Sheldrake Duck

"The sheldrake, also known as the bargander or burrow-duck, is a member of the duck family, which is…

The sheldrake, or common merganser.

Sheldrake Duck

The sheldrake, or common merganser.

Also known as the burrow-duck and the sly goose, the common European sheldrake has been known to make its nest in abandoned rabbit burrows.

Common Sheldrake Duck

Also known as the burrow-duck and the sly goose, the common European sheldrake has been known to make…

"The Shoveler is the broadbill or spoonbill duck, widely distributed over the Northern Hemisphere. Length about 20 inches; bill much widened on each side near tip, somewhat resembling that of the spoonbill; head and upper part of neck in adult male rich green, lower part white, back brown, breast and abdomen chestnut brown."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Shoveler Duck

"The Shoveler is the broadbill or spoonbill duck, widely distributed over the Northern Hemisphere. Length…

The Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) is a common duck in the Anatidae family of water birds.

Northern Shoveler

The Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) is a common duck in the Anatidae family of water birds.

These birds have webbed-feet, with heavy, oily plumage. the body is flattened, and all are fine swimmers.

Wood Duck

These birds have webbed-feet, with heavy, oily plumage. the body is flattened, and all are fine swimmers.

The wood duck.

Wood Duck

The wood duck.

Ducklings looking at a frog

Ducklings

Ducklings looking at a frog

Ducks swimming in the water.

Ducks

Ducks swimming in the water.

The eider duck is found throughout the northern regions of Europe and North America. The female lines the nest with down from her breast, which is collected by intrepid hunters.

Eider Ducks

The eider duck is found throughout the northern regions of Europe and North America. The female lines…

A black and white duck.

Labrador Ducks

A black and white duck.

Seven ducks swimming

Seven Ducks

Seven ducks swimming

A group of summer ducks (also known as wood ducks) nesting in a tree.

Summer Ducks

A group of summer ducks (also known as wood ducks) nesting in a tree.

Two wild ducks in grass by a pond.

Wild Ducks

Two wild ducks in grass by a pond.

The Common Eider, Somateria mollissima, is a large (50-71cm body length) sea-duck, which is distributed over the northern coasts of Europe, North America and eastern Siberia. It breeds in Arctic and some northern temperate regions, but winters somewhat farther south in temperate zones, when it can form large flocks on coastal waters. The eider's nest is built close to the sea and is lined with the celebrated eiderdown, plucked from the female's breast. This soft and warm lining has long been harvested for filling pillows and quilts, but in more recent years has been largely replaced by down from domestic farm-geese and synthetic alternatives.

Eider Duck

The Common Eider, Somateria mollissima, is a large (50-71cm body length) sea-duck, which is distributed…

The gadwall (or gray duck) is nineteen inches long, and is found throughout Europe and America, as well as India.

Gadwall

The gadwall (or gray duck) is nineteen inches long, and is found throughout Europe and America, as well…

Found in both Europe and North America, the goosander is also known as the buff-breasted sheldrake, saw-bill, and as the dun-diver.

Goosander

Found in both Europe and North America, the goosander is also known as the buff-breasted sheldrake,…

"The Goosander is a web-footed bird in the duck family. The adult male, which measures 26 inches in length, has the head and upper part of the neck of a rich shining green, the feathers of the crown and back of the head elongated, the back black and gray, the wings black and white, the breast and belly of a delicate reddish-buff color. The bill, legs, and feet are orange-red. the female, which is rather smaller, has the head reddish-brown, with a less decided tuft than the male, and much grayer plumage. The goosander is a native of the Arctic regions, extending into the temperate parts of America, Europe and Asia."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Goosander

"The Goosander is a web-footed bird in the duck family. The adult male, which measures 26 inches in…

"The Goosander is a web-footed bird in the duck family. The adult male, which measures 26 inches in length, has the head and upper part of the neck of a rich shining green, the feathers of the crown and back of the head elongated, the back black and gray, the wings black and white, the breast and belly of a delicate reddish-buff color. The bill, legs, and feet are orange-red. the female, which is rather smaller, has the head reddish-brown, with a less decided tuft than the male, and much grayer plumage. The goosander is a native of the Arctic regions, extending into the temperate parts of America, Europe and Asia."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Goosander

"The Goosander is a web-footed bird in the duck family. The adult male, which measures 26 inches in…

Measuring about nineteen inches long, the hooded merganser is common in North America, its head adorned with a half-circular crest.

Hooded Merganser

Measuring about nineteen inches long, the hooded merganser is common in North America, its head adorned…

A trim and elegant form, with long slim necks. The adult male has a narrow cuneate tail, with two middle feathers of which are long-exserted, linear acute, and nearly as long as the wing from the carpal joint to the end of the first primary.

Pintail

A trim and elegant form, with long slim necks. The adult male has a narrow cuneate tail, with two middle…

The pochard (or dun-hen) averages about nineteen and a half inches in length, and is found in parts of Europe. In England it is sometimes known as the red-headed poker and red-eyed poker.

Pochard

The pochard (or dun-hen) averages about nineteen and a half inches in length, and is found in parts…

Tadorna cornuta, the Sheld-Drake or Bargander, ...shews a white collar on the lower neck followed by a broad chestnut band; blackish outer scapulars, remiges, and the tip of a tail; a patch of chestnut on the inner secondaries, a green speculum, and a brown line down the under parts, the remaining portions being white." A. H. Evans, 1900

Shelduck

Tadorna cornuta, the Sheld-Drake or Bargander, ...shews a white collar on the lower neck followed by…

The Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna) is a duck distinguished by its red bill and white, brown, and green feathers. It belongs to the Anatidae family of ducks, geese, and swans.

Common Shelduck

The Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna) is a duck distinguished by its red bill and white, brown, and…

This duck is smaller than a common duck with a long beak with a spoon shape ventrally.

Shoveller

This duck is smaller than a common duck with a long beak with a spoon shape ventrally.

Common throughout Europe, the English teal is accidental to the East coast of the United States.

English Teal

Common throughout Europe, the English teal is accidental to the East coast of the United States.

This duck is beautifully colored and resembles a mallard. Its wings have an emerald green patch upon them.

Green-Winged Teal

This duck is beautifully colored and resembles a mallard. Its wings have an emerald green patch upon…

"Wigeon is one of the most popular birds with the American sportsman. Length about eighteen inches; the male has the forehead and top of head white, cheeks and hinged part of the neck reddish-chestnut, upper parts grayish-white, irregularly zigzagged with black, wing coverts white tipped with black, primaries dark brown, speculum green, edged with black; throat rufous, breast and belly white; the female has sober plumage of various shades of brown. The wigeon is one of the commonest ducks of the extreme N. of Europe, frequenting grassy swamps, lakes, and rivers, and feeding in the daytime, chiefly on aquatic vegetation. The American wigeon is larger than the European or common wigeon, and has the upper parts finely waved transversely with black and reddish-brown, top of head and under parts white. It breeds chiefly in the N. parts of America and is common in winter on the coasts of the United States and in the rice fields. The flesh of both species is esteemed for the table, and they are hunted both for food and for sport."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Wigeon

"Wigeon is one of the most popular birds with the American sportsman. Length about eighteen inches;…