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Carolina Duck
Carolina Duck
The brightest and most elegant duck in North America.
Type: Chordates
Class: Birds
Order: Goose-like
Family: Duck
Genus: Wood ducks
Species: Carolina Duck
General Settings
  • They live in the United States and southern Canada; there is a small population in Cuba.
  • Length - 43-51 cm.
  • Weight – 550-680 g.
  • The diet includes seeds, fruits of aquatic plants, acorns, insects, shellfish, etc.
  • Life expectancy is up to 25 years.

Carolina Duck belongs to the genus of forest ducks-a close relative of the mandarin duck, which is the most beautifully and brightly colored among the goose-like birds.


Social behavior


Carolina Duck, pairs are formed in their wintering grounds, but only for one season. The initiative in mating games belongs to the female, who chooses a single male.


Reproduction


The clutch contains an average of 13-15 eggs. Eggs are laid at intervals of 24 hours. Only the female incubates for about 30 days. After 24-36 hours after hatching, the chicks leave the nest, jumping to the ground at the call of the duck.


Species and people


The bright plumage of carolinas has long attracted people. In the XVII century, these ducks were brought to the park of the Palace of Versailles in France, where they perfectly took root. Carolina Duck feel great in the wild, where they have been found in Europe since the nineteenth century.


Interesting Facts


The mating dress of the males appears in the autumn and until spring the drakes are very beautiful, but in the summer they shed, and the plumage becomes dull until the next autumn.


Current status in wildlife
  • Not
    evaluated
    NE
  • Data
    deficient
    DD
  • Data
    deficient
    lc
  • near
    threatened
    NT
  • vulnerable
    vu
  • endangered
    en
  • critically
    endangered
    cr
  • extinct
    in the wild
    ew
  • Extinct
    ex
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