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Observed courtship and copulation at Newport, Oregon on 13 April 2013. Adult male and female were accompanied closely by a first-spring male. The after second year male would do plaintive "weeaah" whistle, then cock its tail up like a displaying male Ruddy Duck, after which he would do a headlong paddling rush towards the female. This sequence was repeated several times before he mounted and copulated with the female. I found it interesting that this activity was occurring at a southerly latitude where this species does not breed.

by Dave Irons on April 19, 2013 at 10:59 am
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