What Does a Wood Duck Look Like?

MALE Wood Duck at UCDavis Arboretum. Photo by Lois Richter:
Wood Duck

book cover Do not confuse these beautiful birds with their exotic distant cousin, the Mandarin Duck, which IS NOT a species native to our area! (Some Mandarins have been introduced in the north state and escaped to the wild, however; where they share habitat with our Wood Ducks.)