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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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At the DEC's Wildlife Health Unit near Albany, biologist Joe Okoniewski has refrigerators stuffed with bags of red-breasted mergansers sent by wildlife biologists on Lakes Erie and Ontario.
North Zone: Ducks, sea ducks, coots and mergansers, Oct.
An 8-year-old male hooded merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) was presented to the veterinary hospital at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore for abnormal ambulation while in its enclosure.
He received them from the International Wild Waterfowl Association for being the first person in the world to breed three kinds of ducks in captivity: the hooded merganser (1955), bufflehead (1964), and harlequin duck (1977).
HMS Merganser also hosted 753 Squadron, which arrived early in 1945 and remained until the following year.
Whilst the goosander is tied to freshwater, the merganser will spend much of its time fishing in our coastal waters for blennies, rocklings and other inshore fish during winter.
This sub-project aims to strengthen the management effectiveness of the wetland protected area system of Hubei province, which is identified as one of the priority sites under the National Biodiversity Satrategy and Action Plan and known as the "Province of Lakes" with thousands of lakes and with its globally significant biodiversity, including freshwater porpoise, Pere David%s deer, and endangered bird species such as stork, Swan Goose and Chinese Merganser.
The sum of the morning's action was a lone merganser that we didn't count as a real duck--only the Labrador tensed at its passing.
After appearing before the court Laura Higgins of Merganser Lodge, Felling, Gateshead, was charged pounds 50, and ordered to pay a pounds 15 victim surcharge.
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Joshua Davies, 24, of Merganser Court, Barry, was given a 12-month conditional discharge after pleading guilty to using threatening words or behaviour to cause alarm.
20pm on Monday, on a footpath running between Tinkers Green Road and Merganser.