Duck Mating Behavior

Duck Mating Behavior

When you are watching ducks and other waterfowl this¬†winter, get ready for a lot of action, because it’s also mating season!

red_breasted_mergansers_mating_display
Photo Credit: Stan Tekeila

Waterfowl mating behaviors can be pretty weird – ranging from the slightly unusual to the outrageous. We found a few videos you might enjoy for a little insider info on what you might expect to see.

Cornell Lab or Ornithology has this great video and aticle about how to recognize different courtship displays of some of the more common waterfowl you will see.
Another nice video of Cinnamon Teal displaying from Arkive.

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

 

WILDTONES ® is a registered trademark of Wildsight Productions, Inc.
Copyright © 2017 Wildsight Productions, Inc. All rights reserved.