American Black Duck

American Black Duck
Classification(s) : Prey
Cat Name : Duck
Common Name : American Black Duck
Scientific Name : Anas rubripes
Other Name(s) :
Physical Description :

The American Black Duck is a large bird with a dark blackish-brown body. Its head and neck feathers are slightly lighter than the rest of those covering its body, and its legs and feet are red. The white underwing linings contrast sharply with the duck’s dark body in flight.

Physical Statistics :

Length: 21 – 23 Inches (54 – 59 Centimeters)
Weight: 25 – 58 Ounces (720 – 1640 Grams)
Wingspan: 35 – 37 Inches (88 – 95 Centimeters)

Behavior :

American Black Ducks can be found in any sort of wetland habitat, from marshes to ponds. They primarily eat insects but will also eat various seeds and small fish. Normally filter-feeders on the surface on the water, they will occasional dive for food in deeper water.

Social Organization :

Like other ducks, these birds have no formal social structure but may swim in small groups.

Approval Level : Mod; American Black Ducks are found only around during greenleaf.
Kill Difficulty : Moderate;

Their aquatic habitat and ability to fly provides some difficulty to kill these otherwise vulnerable animals.

Training Level : Specialty - Duck;

Cats will need to be properly trained in the art of hunting water-dwelling birds.

Hunting Tactic : Waterfowl
Food Quality : High; American Black Ducks are large birds, with a minimal amount of nutrients from their diet of seeds and insects.