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Duck-like Birds - Page 2

Northern Shoveler (M)

Northern ShovelerSize - 17 to 20 inches long.
Habitat - Marshes, shallow ponds, and lakes.
Nesting - The nest is a hollow of grass, lined with down and concealed in vegetation.
Eggs - 6 to 14, buff or greenish. Incubation 26 days, by female. Young leave nest soon after hatching.
Food - Crustaceans, insects, mollusks, seeds, and aquatic plants.

Mallard Duck (M)

Mallard DuckSize - 20-28 inches long.
Habitat - Lakes, marshes, swamps, and parks.
Nesting - The nest is a down lined hollow of grass and stems hidden in vegetation near the water.
Eggs - 5 to 14, white or pale green. Incubation 26 to 29 days, by female. Young leave the nest soon after hatching; first fly at 8 weeks.
Food - Seeds, snails, insects, and small fish.

Blue-winged Teal (M)

Blue-winged TealSize - 14 to 16 inches long
Habitat - Marshes and shallow ponds.
Nesting - The nest is a down lined hollow of grass, hidden in vegetation near water.
Eggs - 6 to 15, white or cream colored. Incubation about 24 days, by female. Young leave the nest soon after hatching; first fight at six weeks.
Food - Seeds, aquatic plants, snails, and insects.

Blue-winged Teal (Fe)

Blue-winged TealSize - 14 to 16 inches long
Habitat - Marshes and shallow ponds.
Nesting - The nest is a down lined hollow of grass, hidden in vegetation near water.
Eggs - 6 to 15, white or cream colored. Incubation about 24 days, by female. Young leave the nest soon after hatching; first fight at six weeks.
Food - Seeds, aquatic plants, snails, and insects.

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