wood duck

noun
a North American duck, Aix sponsa, that nests in trees, the male of which has a long crest and black, chestnut, green, purple, and white plumage.

Origin:
1770–80, Americanism

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wood duck
 
n
a duck, Aix sponsa, of wooded swamps, lakes, etc, in North America, having a very brightly coloured plumage in the male

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Wood duck population monitoring is difficult due to the bird's use of densely vegetated habitats.
Wood duck nests can be made of a wide variety of materials or purchased local and national outlets.
Wood duck nest boxes are placed and maintained to enhance nesting capabilities.
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