Carolina Wood Duck
Carolina Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) is native to North America. They are a perching duck that like to nest in tree hollows.
They are a very beautiful species, with the male being exceptionally colourful. He has a long green/blue metallic crest. A white line extends from the beak, over the eye, and along the crest. There are also white markings along the base of the crest and the front of the throat. A red/brown breast, dark green/blue back and wings, white belly, red beak with black central stripe and tip with yellow at the base, and red eyes.
The females are less vibrant with greyish brown plumage, dark-brown eyes, narrow yellow eye-ring with large white patch and stripe around the eye, whitish throat, and grey beak.
Size: 19 inches
Eggs: 9-14 a year
Conservation status: Least concern