What type of ducks are in Kentucky?

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  • Dabbling Ducks.
  • #1. Mallard.
  • #3. Gadwall.
  • #4. Northern Pintail.
  • #5. Northern Shoveler.
  • #7. Green-winged Teal.
  • #8. Wood Duck.
  • #9. American Black Duck.

How do you identify waterfowl?

Identifying Ducks by Sight

  1. Size: How large is the duck?
  2. Head: What markings are visible on the head?
  3. Bill: What is the size and color of the bill?
  4. Neck: What is the neck length?
  5. Plumage: What are the most prominent colors on the back, rump, neck, breast, and flanks?
  6. Speculum: Is the duck’s speculum a unique color?

What type of duck is black and white?

A buoyant, large-headed duck that abruptly vanishes and resurfaces as it feeds, the tiny Bufflehead spends winters bobbing in bays, estuaries, reservoirs, and lakes. Males are striking black-and white from a distance. A closer look at the head shows glossy green and purple setting off the striking white patch.

Is a merganser a duck?

Hooded Mergansers are small ducks with a thin bill and a fan-shaped, collapsible crest that makes the head look oversized and oblong. In flight, the wings are thin and the tail is relatively long and rounded.

What kind of duck is a black and white duck?

What does a pintail duck look like?

Breeding male Northern Pintails stand out with a gleaming white breast and a white line down their chocolate brown head and neck. Females and males that are molting (eclipse plumage) are mottled in browns and whites with an unmarked pale tan face and a dark bill.

Are Gadwall rare?

Our hunt took place in 1989, when the gadwall breeding population was only 1.4 million birds. In 1999, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimated 3.2 million breeding gadwalls across the continent, and the birds are now quite common on the Montana marsh that I hunted as a student more than a decade ago.

What kind of duck is all black with a white chest?

African Black Duck (Anas sparsa) The African Black duck is a beautiful dark breed. They have predominantly black plumage with white markings on each feather across their back and faces.