jwdrummer01 wrote:Where is the coot kill pic?
Pouledeau wrote:jwdrummer01 wrote:Where is the coot kill pic?
How about this marvelous specimen ... Distinguished by their illustrious black feathers and the slick they leave on the water when you skillet shoot'em ...
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huntall6 wrote:i wish i had the chance to shoot a fully plummed spoonie like that!! very pretty birds....
duckbio wrote:Mallard nickname Drake - Greenhead
Drake – Bill can be olive green to almost yellow, head usually iridescent green but in immature/eclipse birds can be gray-brown with some to almost no green feathers protruding. Neck has white ring at base but can be absent in immature/eclipse birds. Wing has greater, middle, and lesser coverts all grey. White wing stripe above speculum feathers goes from primaries to tertial feathers. Speculum usually iridescent blue in color. Underwing usually creamy white. Upper portion of body maroon in color, in immature/eclipse can be brown. Lower portion of body pale grey, in immature/eclipse birds can be pale brown with some to no grey feathers protruding. Tail feathers are white with black upper tail coverts and usually have one or more feathers curled. Immature/eclipse birds tail feathers can be white with brown upper tail coverts and can lack the distinctive curl feathers. Feet are usually pale orange to almost bright red in color.
Fsbirdhouse wrote:Not to be too picky here, but the 2nd picture in the post by hud521 demonstrates exactly why better identification of waterfowl is so critical, and all the more so if they are being misidentified when they are actually in hand.
The bird pictured there is not a hen Wood Duck, but is in fact an immature drake Wood Duck!
Look closely at the head! That white bar is running up vertically from below the head as you would see in a Drake, and not horizontally back from the eye as a hen.
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