Waterfowl and Upland Gamebirds
•To identify ducks there are a few keys
•Head and bill shape
•Color markings on head
•Body feather markings and colors
•Wing markings (need to know parts of the wing)
•Some have color on
coverts (blue winged teal)
•Many have color on the
speculum (mallard)
•These may be key to
identifying females
male
Blue-winged Teal
female
male
Mallard
Northern shoveler
male
male
Northern
pintail
male
Lesser Scaup
male
Ring-necked
duck
Canvasback
male
Redhead
male
Wood Duck
male
Snow
Goose
Canada Goose
Mourning Dove
Gray Partridge
Greater Prairie
Chicken
Sharp-Tailed
Grouse
Ring-necked Pheasant
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