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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.
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By this scheme, a Canvasback continued feeding in a locus until its energy balance in that locus became negative, regardless of potential for higher net gain at other loci.
As is often the case when a large number of birdwatchers arrive to see one species of bird, so many pairs of eyes discover more sights and visitors to the canvasback also enjoyed a beautiful breeding plumaged black necked grebe, green sandpiper, Arctic tern and two willow tits, not bad for a quiet month.
Carrying a complete range of both English and Western horse tack, Canvasback also specializes in equipment and show-related items like bells and face-plates for draft horses.
For the next few hours flocks of Canada geese, mallards, black ducks and canvasbacks, plus the occasional bufflehead and bluebill and gadwall, keep our attention.
Scaup (greater and lesser) and canvasback numbers were similar to those of 2010, with estimates of 4.3 million and 700,000, respectively.
Even though I lost a prime drake canvasback because of the dog's inept thrashings, I had no right to question the instinct or intelligence of another person's pride and joy.
allowing one canvasback in the daily bag (no harvest allowed last year);
In western Manitoba, the famed Minnedosa region is well-known for its canvasback population and pothole mallard hunting, and nearby Shoal Lake is a relatively unknown gem, staging tornadoes of mallards, pintails and Canadas that swirl out daily to feed in adjacent croplands.
When Lake Erie freezes to its maximum extent, impressive flocks of common goldeneyes, common mergansers, buffleheads and diving ducks such as canvasback and greater and lesser scaup can be found here in the open water.
"I think it's great to have the opportunity to harvest a canvasback," said Captain Jeff Coats, a veteran Chesapeake Bay waterfowl guide.
While the duck-hunting season will remain on the liberal end of the spectrum, with a 107-day season, waterfowlers will not be allowed to take any canvasback ducks this season.
The daily bag limit may also contain one pintail, three mottled ducks, three scaup, two wood ducks, two redheads, one black duck and one canvasback, but no more than a total of six ducks.