Definition of diving duck in English:

diving duck

Syllabification: div·ing duck

noun

  • 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
    More 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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