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Wood Duck Fe

Wood Duck FeSize - 17 to 20 inches long.
Habitat - Wooded swamps, ponds, and marshes.
Nesting - The nest is a shallow cup of white down in a cavity 5 to 50 above the ground.
Eggs - 8 to 14, dull white or tan. Incubation 28-32 days, by the female. Young leave the nest soon after hatching; first fight about 7 weeks.
Food - Auquatic plants, nuts, and fruits; also insects, small fish, and crustaceons.

Wood Duck M

Wood DuckSize - 17 to 20 inches long.
Habitat - Wooded swamps, ponds, and marshes.
Nesting - The nest is a shallow cup of white down in a cavity 5 to 50 above the ground.
Eggs - 8 to 14, dull white or tan. Incubation 28-32 days, by the female. Young leave the nest soon after hatching; first fight about 7 weeks.
Food - Auquatic plants, nuts, and fruits; also insects, small fish, and crustaceons.

American Coot

CootSize - 13 - 16 inches long
Habitat - Ponds, marshes, and lagoons.
Nesting - The nest is a partly floating platform of reeds and vegetation.
Eggs - 2 to 22, buff or pinkish, spotted and brown. Incubation about 24 days, by both sexes. Young leave the nest soon after hatching; independent in 7 to 8 weeks.
Food - Aquatic vegetation, fish, mollusks, and insects; occasionally eggs of other birds.

Common Moorhen

Common MoorhenSize - 12-15 inches long
Habitat - Marshes, ponds, and lake shores.
Nesting - The nest is a cup of marsh vegetation, hidden in marsh.
Eggs - 4 to 17, pale rusty or buff, spotted with brown. Incubation 3 weeks, by both sexes. Leave the nest after hatching.
Food - Insects, seeds, roots, snails, and aquatic plant leaves.





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