Or Canard branchu
OR (Aix sponsa)
The Wood Duck nests in trees near water, sometimes directly over water, but other times up to 2 km (1.2 mi) away. After hatching, the ducklings jump down from the nest tree and make their way to water. The mother calls them to her, but does not help them in any way. The ducklings may jump from heights of up to 89 m (290 ft) without injury.
**** The wood duck is known for its striking beauty and is no doubt one the most beautiful ducks in the world. It is considered to be a perching duck, with shaped clawed feet also webbed for swimming. At the turn of the century, the wood duck was near extinction. Today however, because of rigorous new laws, the wood ducks population is deemed safe.