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.
This animal species is not currently in the Zoo\\\\\\\'s collection. We have wild species that live in the Discovery Land Duck Pond.
|Wild Diet:||Aquatic plants, nuts, fruit, also some insects and small fish.|
|USFWS Status:||Not Listed|
|CITES Status:||Not Listed|
|Where at the Zoo?||Discovery Land: Duck Pond|