Idaho Hunter Safety Course

 

Puddle Ducks

Puddle ducks are found in shallow lakes, ponds, and rivers where they can easily dabble for food.  Their legs are well adapted for walking on land, and you will often see certain species feeding on dry ground.  A puddle duck is easily identified when they take off from the water by quickly springing up into the air. Here are some of the common puddle duck species found in Idaho:

Mallard

Mallard

 
Pintail

Northern Pintail

 
 
Blue-Winged Teal

Blue-Winged Teal

 
Green-Winged Teal

Green-Winged Teal

 
 
Wood Duck

Wood Duck

 
Wigeon

American Wigeon

 
 
Shoveler

Northern Shoveler

 
Gadwall

Gadwall

 
 

 
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