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Adult Wood ducks (Aix sponsa). The male in whats termed, eclipse plumage,

In eclipse plumage (late summer), males lose their pale sides and bold stripes, but retain their bright eye and bill. Juveniles are very similar to females.

www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Wood_Duck/id

 

Wildwood Lake. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

 

Thank you, Teri!

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Taken on July 31, 2016