Anas obscura Gmelin , The American black duck Anas rubripes is a large dabbling duck in the family Anatidae. It was described by William Brewster in It somewhat resembles the female mallard in coloration, but has a darker plumage. The male and female are generally similar in appearance, but the male's bill is yellow while the female's is dull green with dark marks on the upper mandible. It is native to eastern North America.
Duck Dance - FluteTree Songbook
Duck decoys ca. Envision a hunter crouched low amidst the tule marsh of centuries ago. The survival of his band depends on his skills as a hunter. In the early morning sky, flocks of ducks and geese fly by. His arrows cannot fly high enough into the sky to reach the flocks passing by, so he sets his best creative weapon on the water, the tule duck decoy.
Native American Style Flute with Ebony Duck
If you have landed on this page after having done a search, you might be feeling a connection with the duck totem. As I write this post today the mating season and raising of young is in full swing for the birds and fowl of my area of the planet. I have been observing a duck couple over the last few weeks and decided that some of my readers might be getting some medicine from this animal spirit and would like to know a little more about it.
Small wild and feral breeding populations have established themselves in the United States , particularly in Florida , Louisiana , Massachusetts , and the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas , the Big Island of Hawaii , as well as in many other parts of North America, including southern Canada. The bird is predominantly black and white, with the back feathers being iridescent and glossy in males, while the females are more drab. The amount of white on the neck and head is variable, as well as the bill, which can be yellow, pink, black, or any mixture of these colors.