Definition of Aix sponsa
1. Noun. Showy North American duck that nests in hollow trees.
Generic synonyms: Duck
Group relationships: Aix, Genus Aix
Specialized synonyms: Wood Drake
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aix Sponsa
Literary usage of Aix sponsa
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1. The Birds of Eastern North America Known to Occur East of the Nineteenth by Charles Barney Cory, Field Museum of Natural History (1899)
"aix sponsa. Wood Duck. Summer Duck. See No. 101. aix sponsa. Head, brown; chin, not white; a white stripe on sides of the neck; tail, pointed (male). ..."
2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1871)
"But not wholly so, as during the summer months, besides the beautiful aix sponsa, which we always have, there are quite a number of Anas obscura always to ..."
3. College zoology by Robert William Hegner (1918)
"The most beautiful of all our ducks is the wood duck, aix sponsa (Fig. ... Wood-duck, aix sponsa. (From Brehm.) extinction, and drastic action must be taken ..."
4. Michigan Bird Life: A List of All the Bird Species Known to Occur in the by Walter Bradford Barrows (1912)
"aix sponsa (Linn.). (144) Synonyms: Summer Duck, Acorn Duck, Wood Widgeon (Conn.). ... aix sponsa, Boie, 1826, and most authors. Figures 19 and 20. ..."
5. Proceedings by Zoological Society of London (1876)
"282 A. sponsa. Air is an Arctic form, the American species of which has diffused itself as far south as Cuba and Jamaica. Aix SPONSA. Anas sponsa, Linn. ..."