Wood Duck Photo Gallery
What does the Wood Duck look like?
Wood Ducks are truly stunning waterfowl. Males have deep forest green heads with white streaks and brilliant red eyes, dark chestnut brown chests that are specked with white and tan sides. Females are a grayish brown with white-specked breasts.
Wood Duck Habitat
Wood Duck Facts
Wood Ducks are beautiful waterfowl. Males have amazing coloration that is sure to stir your inner photographer. They have extremely strong claws which make it possible for them to perch in trees. They also nest in trees, which is unusual for waterfowl. Their numbers suffered serious decline in the early 20th century due to unregulated hunting and habitat loss. Recently their numbers have rebounded strongly. Factors contributing to the turn around include, expanding American Beaver populations, which create ideal habitats for Wood Ducks, construction of Wood Duck boxes for breeding and conscious efforts to conserve habitat.