Gene C. Reid Park ~ Lake/Pond Area
Tucson, AZ
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Canvas Back

The largest North American bay Duck, Canvasback is declining but still relatively common. This species breeds from from the lower tundra of Canada into prairie marshes of the northern Great Plains; it winters mostly on coasts and in the southern U.S. on lakes, bays, rivers, and lagoons, often in large flocks and sometimes with other bay ducks.

VOICE Male; usually silent; in displays gargling gobble with occasional peeping. Female: a burry, braying call, repeated


  • A group of ducks has many collective nouns, including a “brace”, “flush”, “paddling”, “raft”, and “team” of ducks.
  • Because they strain many seeds with their bill out of bottom mud, they ingest much lead shot and are especially affected by lead poisoning in areas that are heavily hunted.
  • One of the largest North American diving ducks, it gets its name from its pale gray back and white sides which are delicately dotted and lined in a wavelike pattern resembling canvas fabric.
  • The Canvasback is a very good flier and can reach speeds of up to 70 mph.


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  • DuranDuran
    DuranDuranover 3 years ago
    What a rare and beautiful piece.I love waterfowl shots.

    It’s been a while since i’ve seen a Canvasback.Especially
    a handsome drake such as this one.Thanks so much for sharing
    my friend. I love it! MMMMMMMMMMMMMMWA! : )

  • Thank you so much Michael for stopping by Sir. Thank you for your great words, I am happy that you like it. I am pleased with it myself!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 3 years ago

    A fabulous capture . . . love that red eye!!! :-)

  • Isn’t that neat! Thank you Lorilee!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • DutchLumix
    DutchLumixover 3 years ago

    A other Super beautiful capture !!!

    Kind Regards,
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Thank you Erik!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Carl Olsen
    Carl Olsenover 3 years ago

    Very nice – love that blood-red eye!

  • Many thanks Carl! I appreciate that!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • barbaralynne
    barbaralynneover 3 years ago

    Great shot of this pretty duck. Lovely detail and light!

  • Thank you so very much darlin!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Bonnie Robert
    Bonnie Robertover 3 years ago

    Another beauty!!

  • celtusone
    celtusoneabout 3 years ago

    lovely image

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