Carolina Wood Duck
Eastern part and the west coast of Northern America
Wooded swamps, shallow lakes, marshes or ponds
Extinct in the Wild
A group of ducks has several group names, including a “flight of ducks”, “flush of ducks”, “raft of ducks”, “flock of ducks”, and a “team of ducks”.
Carolina wood duck is one of the most colorful North American waterfowls. The adult male has distinctive multi-colored iridescent plumage and red eyes. The female is less colorful with 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. Their personality is shy and skittish.