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University of Cincinnati biologist Denis Conover discovers that overturned duck nest boxes can be death traps for wetland turtles.
HARRISBURG, Pa., March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While news about the housing market can be found in just about every newspaper, or seen or heard on the radio and television news, you don't hear much about the concerns in the wildlife housing market.
The Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata) is a medium-sized perching duck closely related to the North American Wood Duck. It is 41-49 cm long with a 65-75 cm wingspan. Adult males are striking and unmistakable with their red bill, large white crescent above the eye and reddish face and "whiskers". The breast is purple with two vertical white bars and the flanks ruddy with two orange "sails" at the back. The female is similar to the female Wood Duck, with a white eye-ring and stripe running...
The Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) is a medium-sized perching duck roughly three-quarters of the length of an adult Mallard. The adult male has unique multi-colored iridescent plumage and red eyes. The female is less colorful with a white eye-ring and a whitish throat. Both adults have crested heads. When swimming, wood ducks bob their head back and forth in a jerking motion, which makes them easy to spot. They breed in wooded swamps, shallow lakes, marshes or ponds throughout eastern North...
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