dabbling duck

dabbling duck
A duck that feeds by dabbling in shallow water including the mallard and teal.

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  • dabbling duck — any of numerous shallow water ducks, esp. of the genus Anas, that typically feed by upending and dabbling (contrasted with diving duck). * * * Any of about 43 species (tribe Anatini; including 38 species in genus Anas) of ducks found worldwide,… …   Universalium

  • dabbling duck — dab′bling duck′ n. orn any shallow water duck, esp. of the genus Anas, that feeds by upending and dabbling (contrasted with diving duck) …   From formal English to slang

  • dabbling duck — noun any of numerous shallow water ducks that feed by upending and dabbling • Syn: ↑dabbler • Ant: ↑diving duck • Hypernyms: ↑duck …   Useful english dictionary

  • dabbling duck — noun a duck which typically feeds by dabbling and upending in fresh water, such as the mallard or teal …   English new terms dictionary

  • dabbling duck — /ˈdæblɪŋ dʌk/ (say dabling duk) noun any of various ducks of the tribe Anatini, such as teal, widgeon, shovelers, etc., that feed by dabbling on the surface of the water or up ending to reach aquatic vegetation. Compare diving duck …  

  • dabbling duck — noun see dabbler …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Duck — This article is about the bird. For duck as a food, see Duck (food). For other meanings, see Duck (disambiguation). Duckling redirects here. For other uses, see Duckling (disambiguation). Ducks …   Wikipedia

  • duck — duck1 /duk/, n., pl. ducks, (esp. collectively for 1, 2) duck. 1. any of numerous wild or domesticated web footed swimming birds of the family Anatidae, esp. of the genus Anas and allied genera, characterized by abroad, flat bill, short legs, and …   Universalium

  • Diving duck — Diving ducks Greater Scaup, Aythya marila Scientific classification Kingdom: Animali …   Wikipedia

  • Knob-billed Duck — Male South American Knob billed Duck (S. m. sylvicola) Conservation status …   Wikipedia

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