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The American Black Duck breeds throughout a wide area in the northern part of its range. When breeding, males can be seen chasing away other males to maintain their territories. VOICE Male’s call a reedy raeb, given once or twice; female quack sounds very similar to Mallard. NESTING Scrape lined with plant material and down, usually on ground or DARK PLUMAGE close to water; 4–10 eggs; 1 brood; March–September. This species is the darkest of FEEDING An omnivore, the American Black Duck eats plant leaves and stems, all the Mallard-type ducks that roots, seeds, grains, fruit, aquatic plants, fish, and amphibians.

FLIGHT: strong and direct with fairly slow, deep wing beats; often flies in V-formation. TRICK OF THE LIGHT A low sun can play tricks—these birds are actually pale grayish underneath. 36 Variety of inland breeding habitats near water, including grassy urban areas, marshes, prairie, parkland, coastal temperate forest, northern coniferous forest, and Arctic tundra. Winters in agricultural fields, mudflats, saltwater marshes, lakes, and rivers. 4kg) Social Flocks Lifespan Up to 25 years Status Secure DATE SEEN WHERE NOTES 39 WATERFOWL Order Anseriformes Family Anatidae Species Branta hutchinsii dark brown breast Cackling Goose plain grayish brown wings broad, white neck ring ADULT black line separates white chin strap small, black head ADULT B.

A member of the pheasant family, the Gray Partridge is native to Eurasia. Introduced to North America in the late 18th century, it became a resident after repeated re-introductions. This species is popular with hunters in both North America and Europe. VOICE Short kuk-kuk-kuk, quickly and in a series when alarmed; prruk-prruk between adults and young when threatened. NESTING Shallow depression in soil lined with vegetation, usually in hedgerows; 14–18 eggs; 1 brood; March–May. FEEDING Eats mostly seeds and row crops such as corn and wheat; succulent green leaves in spring; insects when breeding.

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