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Ducks at a Distance
A Waterfowl Identification Guide


GIF -- Picture of Oldsquaws

A slim, brightly plumaged sea duck. Smaller than the scoters or eiders. Flight is swift and low with constantly changing flock formations. Ranges along both coasts and the Great Lakes. One of the most vocal of ducks; drakes have a loud pleasant caloo,caloo, constantly heard.

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