Waterfowl 101

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  1. HuntressOfLight

    HuntressOfLight 12 pointer

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    That is a bunch of teal.

    "...There are more than 20 species of teal...Different teal ducks include:
    • AndamanTeal (Anas albogularis
    • Andean Teal (Anas andium)
    • AucklandTeal(Anas aucklandica
    • BaikalTeal (Sibirionetta formosa
    • Blue-WingedTeal (Spatula discors)
    • Brazilian Teal (Amazonetta brasiliensis)
    • Brown Teal (Anas chlorotis)
    • Campbell Teal (Anas nesiotis)
    • Cape Teal (Anas capensis)
    • Chestnut Teal (Anas castanea)
    • CinnamonTeal (Spatula cyanoptera)
    • Common Teal (Anas crecca)
    • Grey Teal (Anas gracilis)
    • HottentotTeal(Spatula hottentota)
    • MadagascarTeal (Anas bernieri)
    • MarbledTeal (Marmaronetta angustirostris)
    • Puna Teal (Spatula puna)
    • Red-Billed Teal (Anas erythrorhyncha)
    • RingedTeal (Callonetta leucophrys)
    • Salvadori's Teal (Salvadorina waigiuensis)
    • SilverTeal(Spatula versicolor)
    • Sunda Teal (Anas gibberifrons)
    • Yellow-billed Teal (Anas flavirostris)"
    https://www.thespruce.com/teal-duck-profile-386920
     
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    HuntressOfLight 12 pointer

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    Just learned something new. This subarctic weather, with all of the pretty snow and frozen waters, caused me to wonder how waterfowl remain warm, finding this tidbit of information:

    "...Have you ever wondered why the legs of ducks and geese don’t freeze in the frigid waters of winter? Marra says birds have an extremely efficient way of keeping their legs warm: 'They have a counter-current heat exchange system in their legs: Veins and arteries in the leg are close to each other, and as warm blood leaves the body, it heats up the cold blood returning to the body. It’s brilliant!' ”

    Marra worded all a bit retardedly, and no small wonder, having been published by the Smithsonian; so, I issued further query finding this interesting article.


    Duck Hunting in Extreme Weather

    "...Ducks and geese require extra carbohydrates in order to stay warm when the weather turns bitter cold. They find what they are looking for in harvested agricultural fields where waste grain provides the birds the energy they need..."

    https://www.ducks.org/hunting/waterfowl-hunting-tips/5-tips-for-duck-hunting-in-extreme-weather
     
  3. HuntressOfLight

    HuntressOfLight 12 pointer

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    Lord Bowfinger, how kind to grace this lowly thread with thy own almighty wisdom! I shall be eternally grateful. #3, the exquisite coffin design! Such a noble and keen hunter as thee could easily and comfortably hide within it from geese, affording stealth surprise, beside the frigidly dangerous waters befallen upon us from treacherous storm, yes? Thine mind well serves thee!
     

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