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Do ducks nest in trees or hollows?
While many, such as the familiar mallard, nest on the ground, a number of species in North America do indeed take over cavities and hollows in large trees to rear their offspring. While colored quite differently, male and female wood ducks both sport a head-crest.
What is a wood duck?
Other common names for the wood duck are: 4. They perch and nest in trees This is how they got the name wood ducks, because they perch and nest in trees. Typically very close to water or even hanging over water. However sometimes they will nest as far as a mile from water, never too far though. 5. Male Wood Ducks are the most vividly colored ducks
Are wood ducks territorial?
Wood Ducks are not territorial, with the exception that a male may fight off other males that approach his mate too closely. Courting males swim before a female with wings and tail elevated, sometimes tilting the head backwards for a few seconds.
What are the adaptations of wood ducks?
Among the adaptations that are somewhat unique to wood ducks is their round body shape, which makes them more buoyant than other ducks and allows them to sit higher on the water. They also have broad wings and a long tail, features that allow them to maneuver nimbly through trees in forested habitats.