Definition of dabbling duck in English:
A freshwater duck that typically feeds in shallow water by dabbling and upending, such as the mallard, teal, shoveler, and pintail. Compare with diving duck.
- The smallest dabbling duck, the Green-winged Teal is smaller and more compact than other teals and has a round head and narrow bill.
- The migration or feeding behavior of dabbling ducks could at least partially explain the spread of the H5N1 strain of bird flu.
- American Wigeons are commonly found grazing on land, but also spend more time than other dabbling ducks in deep water.
Definition of dabbling duck in:
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