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duck

(dŭk)
n.
1. Any of various wild or domesticated waterbirds of the family Anatidae, characteristically having a broad flat bill, short legs, and webbed feet.
2. A female duck.
3. The flesh of a duck used as food.

duck

a member of the family Anatidae which includes many genera of ducks, geese and swans. See anas platyrhynchos, aylesbury, rouen, indian runner, khaki campbell, pekin, muscovy.

duck bush, duck plant
Gomphocarpus physocarpus. See also asclepias.
duck hepatitis
a highly infectious and fatal disease of young ducklings caused by an enterovirus, and characterized by hepatitis of sufficient severity to kill the birds within a few hours of signs of illness first being observed.
duck louse
Anaticola crassicornis (slender duck louse), Trinoton querquedulae (large duck louse).
new duck disease
see Riemerellaanatipestifer.
duck plague
see duck plague.
duck septicemia
see Riemerellaanatipestifer.
duck sickness
type C botulism.
duck virus enteritis
see duck plague.
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Some sea ducks like the spectacled and Steller's eider are listed as threatened species, while harlequins and Barrow's goldeneye are considered species of concern.
The latter at the bottom of the Eider weights looks to hold an each-way chance at Newcastle.
The Eider Chase is one of our pinnacle National Hunt racedays and one not to be missed.
On calm, flat-water winter days, eiders float and drift as though painted on a portrait, offering little action.
Just as the eider population teetered on the brink of extinction, a series of events coincided, allowing the birds to build their numbers.
Kate Walton''s Morgan Be was only beaten half a length by Merigo in the Eider last year having held what looked a winning advantage over the final fence.
Common eider populations have declined sharply in areas such as the Pacific and the Arctic since the 1970s.
Other possible threats cited in the Service's 2002 Steller's Eider Recovery Plan include exposure to oil and other contaminants; a drop in mussels, clams, and other marine invertebrates that eiders feed on; and collisions with fishing boats.
We examined Common Eider nesting habitat use on Stratton Island, Maine.
Categories: Appropriations Decison, Appropriated funds, Conservation, Conservation practices, Conservation programs, Eider Conservation Plan, Endangered species, Environmental education, Federal funds, Funds management, Gifts or gratuities, Strategic planning, Waterfowl, Wildlife, Wildlife conservation
The ducks we shot were primarily eiders, scoters and old squaws, with the occasional goldeneye and assorted puddle ducks in the back bay inlets.
Two species of water fowl, the eider ducks and long tailed ducks have also lost habitat.