Puddle ducks, also known as dabblers, are in a group that tips up the tail when feeding.
They also have large, powerful wings for vertical take-off, and their legs are positioned near the center of the body for easier movement on land.
A colored wing patch, usually iridescent and called a speculum, is also unique to the puddle duck.
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