Wood Duck

Did you actually know that also in Mexico ducks live in the trees?

Aix sponsa, the scientific name of the wood duck, lives all year long in northern America and migrates in winter south and occasionally also to Mexico. This seems to be quite rare, but we have in our aviary in Playacar a couple of them and as well some living in trees in the resorts there.

Wood ducks were nearly extinct at the beginning of the 20th century, but luckily the stock recovered.

The hatchlings soon jump off the tree and follow their mother in the water. By the way: if you think all ducks quack like Donald Duck, you will be surprised by the melodious call they have.

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