Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Body: Small duck, 1 - 1 1/2 pounds, 13-15 inches long. Barred brown with lighter belly. Brown spike-like tail. Dark crowned head. Grayish white to white face-patch. Bill and feet gray. Wings: Brownish with slight white flecking. Voice: Cluck. In Flight: Small, drab, stubby-necked bird. Rapid wingbeat. Reluctant flyer; flies low.
Rusty brown with barred brown, black and white belly. Tail brown. Crown of head black. White face-patch. Bill bright blue. Wings and feet same as in winter.
Body: Similar to male in winter but lighter sides. Face-patch, often indistinct, with dark stripe. Bill, feet and wings similar to male in winter. Voice: Occasional weak cluck.