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are all of these Wood Ducks? Could the last two be pintails? They looked funny to me. Maybe they are young?

grants pass or.

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These are all Wood Ducks. The first bird is an adult female and the second bird is an eclipse male. In mid-summer, males molt their bright plumage and look like females for a few weeks. That is why you probably did not see any brilliant breeding-colored male Wood Ducks, as if they disappeared.

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The blocky head shape and the stubby bill with a slight 'tooth' at the tip are good field marks regardless of gender and plumage

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