White wing patches are visible in flight. Tail has white patches at the base. ... Let`s learn how to draw a mandarin duck. Legs and feet are black. Black legs, webbed feet. And that's reason enough for me to keep using them. The wings have a green speculum and a pale blue shoulder patch visible in flight. Legs and feet are yellow. Hawaiian Duck: This small dabbling duck is mostly mottled brown, buff and black; uniformly gray-brown on the throat, nape and head. Ruddy Duck: This small, bright red-brown duck has a black cap extending below the eyes onto the nape, heavy blue bill and black tail. Trumpeter Swan: Largest swan in the world, completely white but with head and neck often stained rust-brown from contact with ferrous minerals in wetland soils. Dives for food, primarily eats mollusks. Body white, black, gray in finely-scaled pattern. Crested head; bare face, may be black or red or a combination, has large wart-like knob at the base of the bill. Head, neck are green-black with white-streaked neckbands. Waterfowlers in all areas of the country use them to enhance their duck decoy spreads. Swift direct flight with rapid wing beats, feet protrude past tail. Emperor Goose: This small goose has slate-gray plumage that is subtly barred in white and black. It has a steady direct flight with rapid wing beats. Swift direct flight with strong wing beats. Flies close to the water in straight line. Gray-black, flat bill. www.outlaw.com
Feeds on insects and seeds. Great Great Egret by James Figielski. Short tail, green-yellow legs with webbed feet. Feeds on fish and aquatic insects. The upperparts are scaled buff and dark brown; underparts are pale brown with many dark spots. Legs are yellow with very long toes. Rapid direct flight with strong wing beats, flies in V formation. Flies in V formation. Dives for small fish, crustaceans. The crest shows a large white patch when raised; white stripe extends backwards from eye when lowered. It has a fast direct flight. In America, they are know as shorebirds. To a lesser extent, they also attend flocks of redheads, canvasbacks, ring-necked ducks and other divers. Purple Gallinule: Medium, chicken-like marsh bird with purple-blue upperparts washed with iridescent green, deep blue underparts. Feeds primarily on pond weeds. The family Anatidae includes the ducks and most duck-like waterfowl, such as geese and swans. Males have a dark green head, dark bill, orange legs, yellow eyes, white breast and chestnut patch on the flanks; females are mottled light brown with orange-brown bill and legs and dark eyes. Feeds on aquatic insects, fish and crustaceans. It mostly feeds on submerged aquatic vegetation. Swift direct flight often with erratic side-to-side turns of body. www.decoys.com
Long black tail with long slender feathers, pale gray mask and black bill with dark pink saddle. It feeds on insects, plants and mollusks. The eyes are yellow and the bill is blue-gray with a black tip. Orange and black bill, and orange legs. Feeds mostly on aquatic vegetation. Wood Duck: Small tree duck with brown back, white throat, purple-brown breast with white flecks grading to white belly; buff-yellow flanks. Shoulder patches are visible in flight. Flies in a in V formation in migration. It flies in a straight line formation. The bill and feet are black and only partially webbed. Strong direct flight with rapid wing beats. The males are larger than the females but similar in appearance. Black legs and feet. Canada geese, on the other hand, often feed at the edges of duck flocks in pairs or groups. The front of the face has a white patch and the bill is usually pink-orange. It has a rapid direct flight with strong, quick wing beats. Head, neck are dark brown. Feeds on plants, seeds, fruits. Bill is dull yellow to gray-green (eastern) or orange-yellow (western). The head is chestnut-brown with a green ear patch, the bill is dark gray, and the legs and feet are olive-gray.