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Bird Illustrations

Ducks: Wood Ducks

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Wood Ducks (Aix sponsa), colored pencil & watercolor

About wood ducks:
Wood ducks nest in the natural cavities of trees near water. A common natural cavities chosen by wood ducks is a hole made by a pileated woodpecker. They eat seeds, insects, and berries. They were nearly extinct by the early 20th century due to overhunting. Wood ducks live in wooded wetlands and near slow-moving rivers.

Taxonomy:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (having a spinal chord)
Class: Aves (birds)
Order: Anseriformes (all are web-footed)
Family: Anatidae (includes ducks, geese, and swans)
Genus: Aix
Species: A. sponsa

More information about wood ducks:
eNature.com: Wood Duck
Describes nest box design: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center: Wood Duck: Nest Boxes
Bird Web (Seattle Audubon Society): Wood Duck

Also See:

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