Scientific Name: Aix sponsa
Size including base: 13" long x 6" wide x 10" deep.
The Wood Duck is a medium-sized perching duck and is considered one of the most colorful of the North American Waterfowl. An adult Wood Duck can grow to be 21 inches long with a wingspan between 26 to 29 inches. The male has multi-colored, iridescent feathers and red eyes.
The birds who reside in the southern part of the United States will stay year round but the ones who are in the norther regions will migrate south during the winter months. There have been records of them in Surry, Scotland, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.