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2012-03-28 17:22:29

Implications for ducks, fish, and landscape management During peak migration days in the early 1900s, tens of thousands of canvasback ducks could be seen floating and diving on Minnesota's Lake Christina. Since midcentury, changes to the lake have diminished this grand, iconic spectacle. Restoring it will require both top-down control of life in the lake, and bottom-up management of the surrounding landscape. So says a team of Minnesota scientists calling on extensive modern records and...

2011-11-17 03:20:53

Defying common sense, ducks that plump up less produce the finest foie gras – that rich, buttery French delicacy made from goose or duck livers and sometimes eaten as slices atop lightly toasted bread – scientists are reporting. The report appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Caroline Molette and colleagues explain that the luscious, smooth texture and buttery taste of foie gras, a traditional French dish, comes from its high fat content. "Foie gras"...

2011-11-04 21:13:05

University of Cincinnati biologist Denis Conover discovers that overturned duck nest boxes can be death traps for wetland turtles. Duck nest boxes used to aid cavity-nesting ducks can prove to be turtle death traps. That was the discovery made by University of Cincinnati Educator Associate Professor Denis Conover, of the Department of Biological Sciences in UC's McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, when he came upon a duck nest box in the wetlands of southern Ohio's Miami Whitewater...

2011-04-20 13:04:00

MAUI, Hawaii, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Four Seasons Resort in Maui has removed foie gras from its upcoming $350 per person Opus One Wine Dinner after being contacted by the Animal Protection & Rescue League (APRL). Foie gras is made by force feeding ducks to enlarge their livers up to 12 times normal size, a practice that has been banned in 15 countries. The menu change comes on the heels of a state senate hearing on banning foie gras in Hawaii. After three hours...

2011-01-20 08:00:00

ANHUI, China, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Anhui Taiyang Poultry Co., Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: DUKS) ("Anhui Poultry" or the "Company"), a vertically integrated duck breeder, processor and distributor, is providing a shareholder update and announcing the effectiveness of a company name change to "Anhui Taiyang Poultry Co., Inc." and, starting today, the commencement of trading under the stock symbol "DUKS". The Company was previously known as The Parkview Group, Inc. and...


Latest Duck Reference Libraries

Lake Duck, Oxyura vittata
2013-04-21 09:18:40

The Lake Duck (Oxyura vittata) is a petite, South American stiff-tailed duck. It’s also known as the Argentine Blue-bill, Argentine Lake Duck, or Argentine Ruddy Duck. This duck lives in Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Brazil in southern South America. These ducks are clumsy on land because their legs are placed so far back. They spend most of their time in water hunting mainly by diving and they very rarely fly. Lake Ducks are very small. They weigh about 23 oz and about 16 inches in...

Great Northern Loon, Gavia immer
2012-12-17 13:02:12

A large member of the loon, or diver, family of birds, this species is well-known as the Common Loon in North America and the Great Northern Diver in Eurasia; its current name is a compromise proposed by the International Ornithological Committee. There are 5 loon species that make up the genus Gavia, the only genus of the family Gavidae and order Gaviiformes. The Great Northern Loon is only one of those 5 species. The Yellow Billed Loon or the While Billed Diver is a large black headed...

Common Gallinule, Gallinula chloropus
2009-07-09 16:44:55

The Common Gallinule (Gallinula chloropus) is a bird that is a member of the rail family. This bird can be found primarily scattered outside of Australasia as well as many tropical rain forests, deserts, and the polar regions. In other parts of the world this bird is known as the common moorhen. The Common Gallinule is an American term which also refers to the subspecies G. c. cachinnans. "Moor coot" is misleading because G. chloropus is not a coot, but it is usually referred to as "water...

American Coot, Fulica americana
2009-07-09 16:35:14

The American coot (Fulica americana) is a member of the Rallidae bird family. This bird makes its home in open bodies of waters and wetlands. The coot can grow to be about 16 inches in length and weight about 1.4 pounds. Adult coots have a white frontal shield that usually has a reddish-brown spot between the eyes by the top of the bill. Its bill is typically short, white, and thick. At the billtip a dark band can be identified up close. The head and neck of the coot is darker than the rest...

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2007-06-24 17:45:09

The Muskellunge or Muskie or Musky (Esox masquinongy) are large, relatively rare freshwater fish of North America. They are the largest member of the pike family, Esocidae. The name muskellunge comes from the Ojibwe word maashkinoozhe, meaning "ugly pike," by way of French masque allongé (modified from the Ojibwe word by folk etymology), "long mask." Overview Muskellunge are found in the Great Lakes region north to Canada, the St. Lawrence River, Hudson Bay, and in the Upper...

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Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'