Isotope analysis is helping researchers solve waterfowl mysteries
Crossbreeding produces rare and interesting birds but also threatens the survival of some species
Dressed for Success
A drake’s bright colors and a hen’s dull plumage both play crucial roles in breeding
Interpreting their odd assortment of whistles, grunts, quacks, honks, coos, clucks, and trills
Early life for young waterfowl can range from surviving in a single-parent family to living a bird’s version of an Ozzie and Harriet-style childhood.