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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dab′bling duck′(n.)

  1. any shallow-water duck, esp. of the genus Anas, that feeds by upending and dabbling

    Category: Ornithology

    Ref: (contrasted with diving duck ).

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dabbling duck, dabbler(noun)

    any of numerous shallow-water ducks that feed by upending and dabbling


  1. dabbling duck(Noun)

    A duck that feeds by dabbling in shallow water including the mallard and teal.


  1. Dabbling duck

    Anas is a genus of dabbling ducks. It includes mallards, wigeons, teals, pintails and shovelers in a number of subgenera. Some authorities prefer to elevate the subgenera to genus rank. Indeed, as the moa-nalos are very close to this clade and may have evolved later than some of these lineages, it is rather the absence of a thorough review than lack of necessity that this genus is rather over-lumped. However, there are 42 species verified by ITIS, and IUCN recognizes 46 species.


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