Wood Duck

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This wood duck was found at a pond in Chapel Hill. This duck was out for a swim during the day.

Taxonomy

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Aves

Order: Anseriformes

Family: Anatidae

Fun Fact!

According to All About Birds, “they are one of the few duck species equipped with strong claws that can grip bark and perch on branches.” (http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/wood_duck/lifehistory)

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