Definition of diving duck in English:

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diving duck


A duck of a type that dives under water for food, such as the pochard, scaup, tufted duck, and goldeneye. Compare with dabbling duck.
  • Tribes Aythyini and Mergini, family Anatidae: several genera, in particular Aythya and Bucephala.
Example sentences
  • Common Goldeneyes are diving ducks and forage mostly under water.
  • Barrow's Goldeneyes are diving ducks, and whole groups of goldeneyes will dive at the same time.
  • They pick food from the surface of shallow wetlands, graze in open fields, and steal food from coots and diving ducks.

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Syllabification: div·ing duck

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