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BirdNote: The Music of Long-tailed Ducks

Copyright Ralph Hocken

Long-tailed Ducks are back for the winter from the north, where they nested on tundra ponds and marshes. These diving ducks spend the winter in deep salt water, often in sheltered bays. Long-tailed Ducks are far more vocal than most ducks, a feature that has earned them a host of charming nicknames, including "John Connally," "My Aunt Huldy," and, from the Cree language, "Ha-hah-way."

Broadcast on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 9:57 a.m.

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