General Description: Wood Ducks (Aix sponsa) are
sexually dimorphic pond ducks. In breeding plumage, males are
brightly colored and have a large tuft of feathers on
the back of the head. Males have lots of colors, but an
important characteristic is the white patch on the throat and sides of
the face, which shows even during the non-breeding season.
Females are streeked and mottled brown overall with a distinct white
eyering and eyelines or tear-drop shaped white eye patch.
Favored Habitat: Ponds and marshes with trees where they can roost and nest.