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Green-Winged Teal

Green-Winged Teal

Anas crecca
The green-winged teal is a fast, graceful flyer with an iridescent green wing patch. Teals are relatively small dabbling ducks and have been called the “bantams of the duck tribe.”

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Holiday Greetings 2014

Enjoy the holiday season with waterfowl in the wild from the Missouri Department of Conservation.  Discover more at mdc.mo.govServing Nature and You for over 75 years.

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Photograph of a male Hooded Merganser swimming

Hooded Merganser

Lophodytes cucullatus
Hooded mergansers have crests that trail behind the head or can be raised to create a circular shape. Their bills are narrow and serrated. Males are black and white with chestnut flanks; females are brown.

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Photograph of a female Hooded Merganser swimming with chicks

Hooded Merganser (Female Swimming with Chicks)

The hooded merganser is a regular breeder in our state, and a cavity nester. The downy chicks leap from the nest to the forest floor the day after hatching.

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Photograph of a male Hooded Merganser swimming

Hooded Merganser (Male)

Adult male hooded mergansers have a black head, neck, and back. The black-margined white crest and chestnut flanks of the male are very distinct.

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Browse results of the 2010 statewide survey of 10,000 waterfowl hunters and findings from 16 workshops we conducted to involve hunters in the process of establishing Missouri 2011-2015 duck hunting seasons.

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This document illustrates plans to remove a straight bypass ditch and integrate a meandering slough through Pool 1 at Duck Creek CA.

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Lesser Scaup

Aythya affinis
The male lesser scaup is a diving duck with a black head and chest, white sides, and black tail end. One way to tell it from the similar greater scaup is to note its peaked (not rounded) head.

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Dissection of a Mallard gizzard

Look what cropped up

As you are laying out in the marsh, watching clouds roll by, waiting for the next batch of ducks to come into sight, do you ever wonder what they are looking for?

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