Newfoundland and Labrador Hunter Education Program

 

Dabblers (Puddle Ducks)

Black Duck

Black Duck

  • Purple-blue spectrum

Mallard

Mallard

  • The male has a green head with white collar and brown chest
  • Blue speculum with white horizontal barring on the upper and lower part

Pintail

Pintail

  • Dark head with white throat and neck (male)
  • Look for green in speculum of males
  • females have brown speculum, males have long, pointed tail feathers

Gadwall

Gadwall

  • White speculum

Wigeon

Wigeon

  • Males have white crest and green around the eyes
  • White on the upper part of the wing on both male and female

Shoveler

Shoveler

  • Large shovel-like bill
  • Green head (male)
  • Blue on upper portion of wing, green speculum

Wood Duck

Wood Duck

  • Males very colourful with long, slicked-back crest
  • Females have white ring around eye

Green-winged Teal

Green-winged Teal

  • Male has rusty head with green around eyes
  • Both male and female have green speculum

Blue-winged Teal

Blue-winged Teal

  • Wing colour almost identical to Shoveler
  • Male has white patch in front of eye
 
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