North American Wood Duck
North America and Canada
Woodlands and water ponds/marshes. They nest 50 feet above the ground in tree cavities.
They are widely regarded as the loveliest of America waterfowl. Multi-colored green/brown, red eye, blue/beige and brown male. Female is gray and white with streaked breast, with a white eye ring. Crested with long tail and bold face pattern. These birds usually are seen in pairs.
Rapid flight, surface feeder and generally a non-diving duck. They return year after year to the same nesting site. At one day old, the young will jump from the nest to a tree hole, and then to the ground for their first swimming lesson.
8-14 eggs laid in a tree nest. Incubation is 28-32 days and is solely the responsibility of the female.
About Our Animals:
This animal species is not currently in the Zoo\\\\\\\'s collection. We have wild species that live in the Discovery Land Duck Pond.