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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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The objectives of the current study were: a) to understand the spatial and temporal variation in population size of the scaly-sided merganser; b) to identify spatial and temporal variation in the sex ratio of this species; and c) to verify the endangered status of this species.
Caption: Figure 3: Average American Black Duck (a), Mallard (b), Hooded Merganser (c), and Wood Duck (d) use per ha at PC2001 and PC2013 from November to March 2013-2014 and 2014-2015.
Visitors might spot: snow geese, tundra swans, canvasbacks, ring-necked ducks, redhead ducks, hooded mergansers, American wigeon and common goldeneye.
merganser as the most harmful mite of papaya in the State of Yucatan.
However, no data on the diving behaviors of scaly-sided merganser have been published.
Most of the dead ducks seen in upstate New York are red-breasted mergansers, which breed in northern Canada and Alaska and come south for the winter to the Great Lakes region.
Before joining Merganser in 2006, Clavin was an executive vice president at Standish Mellon Asset Management and a senior vice president at The Boston Co Asset Management.
The pair numbers of the common merganser correlated with the chick numbers with a lag of two years (N = 30, estimate = 1.41, P = 0.001; see Table 1 and Fig.
The trophy has changed hands three times in five years; there are no "gimme" putts (one championship was decided by a missed two-footer on New Year's Eve); weather has never washed out a competition and a hole-in-one, of which there has been one, counts as two mergansers.
The company acquired the interests in the fields - Magnolia, Merganser, Nansen and Zia - from Devon Energy in 2010 as part of its acquisition of assets in the Gulf of Mexico, Brazil and Azerbaijan.
An 8-year-old male hooded merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) was presented with bilateral axillary ulcerative lesions that improved but did not resolve with empiric antibiotic and antifungal therapy.
Muscovy duck Cairina moschata Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Greater scaup Aythya marila Tufted duck Aythya fuligula Common merganser Mergus merganser Smew Mergus albellus Falconiformes Common buzzard Buteo buteo Rough-legged hawk Buteo lagopus Peregrine falcon Falco peregrinus Galliformes Common peafowl Pavo cristatus Domestic chicken Gallus gallus Charadriiformes (herring gull) Larus argentatus Strigiformes (eagle owl) Bubo bubo Passeriformes (Eurasian magpie) Pica pica All birds No.