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dc.contributor.authorPierce, Robert A., IIeng
dc.contributor.authorNelson, Frankeng
dc.contributor.authorWebb, Lisaeng
dc.date.issued2017eng
dc.descriptionGuideeng
dc.description.abstractWood ducks (Aix sponsa) are one of Missouri's most beautiful water birds and are found throughout the state. Adult males have a large purple and green crested head and a burgundy chest with white flecks. This colorful plumage is most noticeable during the breeding season. Adult females are gray brown with a distinct white, teardrop-shaped eye ring. They are commonly found in forested and woodland habitats near or next to creeks, sloughs, ponds and streams. They also use forested areas that are flooded. Thanks to conservation efforts, the wood duck population has rebounded from low numbers in the early 20th century. Quality wood duck habitats include food sources, water and cover for nesting and brood-rearing in close proximity. These components are typically found in forested wetlands, emergent marshes, shrub swamps and riparian areas next to streams and other water environments. These birds and habitats can exist in urban wetlands and stream areas, too. Whether large or small in acreage, your property can offer quality wood duck habitat.eng
dc.identifier.otherG-09439-2017eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/60088
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Extension Divisioneng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Extensioneng
dc.relation.ispartofseriesG - Agricultural Guides (University of Missouri--Columbia. Extension) ; 09439 (2017)eng
dc.rightsArchive version. For the most recent information see extension.missouri.edu.eng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.rights.licenseProvided for historical documentation only. Check Missouri Extension and Agricultural Experiment Station websites for current information.eng
dc.subjectbrood rearing, wood duck habitats, nest boxes, nesting and reproductioneng
dc.titleBiology and management of wood ducks in Missouri (2017)eng
dc.typeDocumenteng


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