Hi, I am a Male Wood Duck, and many People think a male Wood Duck is very colorful and that I look like I am a duck that plays football, because my head looks like I have a helmet on. The female is less colorful but she is still a pretty duck because I am always hoping to catch their eye so we can mate and start a family. I am called a Drake and the female is called a Hen.
Throughout North America, I am one of those beautiful waterfowl that you will find swimming in many different areas. You can find me at lakes, ponds, coastal waters, where there is a lot of vegetation to find food. You will find me swimming but you will also find me perched high up in trees too. That is why I am also called a PERCHING DUCK. I am proud to say that I am one of a few ducks, that can perch and nest in trees.
I am also called a DABBLE DUCK, because I will take short shallow dives in the water to find food. I love to eat berries, nuts, seeds and insects. I also will look for food when I am dabbing in the water for some vegetation in the water or small fish. Please look for me. I may not be playing football but I do look like I have a football helmet on that I wear all the time.
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