They prefer small, shallow, permanent ponds near boreal forests that boast an abundance of emergent vegetation.
Female's lay an average of 8-9.
They commonly feed on insects, aquatic vegetation, seeds of grasses and sedges, and sometimes agricultural crops.
Females are average colored with few bright colored feathers, but not many.
Breeding season begins in May, usually in Canada. The females build nests and lays eggs and incubates them for 23 days.
Males tend to be more florescent and colorful.
They travel in a "V" formation at very high speeds of 50 mph, but are capable of flying 60 mph.
-Life Span is commonly 20-30 years.
-Have the fasted growth rate of most ducks.
-Males whistle, while females "quack".
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