Gloria's Birds: Gender disparity:)

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Photo copyright Gloria Z Nagler

Top image is female Wood Duck hurrying across Lake Washington yesterday, her distinctive eye patch and gorgeous wing patch unmistakable and gorgeous...

Photo copyright Gloria Z Nagler

This, believe it or not, is also a Wood Duck -- just a mite more ornate than his mate:)

--Gloria Z Nagler



1 comments:

billyking November 11, 2021 at 1:58 PM  

Gloria I was taught in school that bright plumage is defense mechanism designed to draw predators toward the male and thus away from the female and any nest. I'm not sure that really qualifies as a disparity given the negative connotation of the word.

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