Pictured above is a ruddy duck, one of several in a species of stiff-tailed ducks. The breeding male has a blue beak and conspicuous white cheeks. After seeing him, my attention was drawn to another duck who was being quite vocal. He is the fulvous whistling-duck, a goose-like duck known for his whistling calls.By the way, a brownish-yellow color is called fulvous. He is the bird on the left side of the picture below.
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Florida Wetlands in the Florida Aquarium
Sorry to give you another aquarium tour. But just as art museums differ so completely from city to city, the same can be said for aquariums. The Florida Aquarium, however, is the biggest and best of the ones located near where we are parked. The first section we visited here was the Florida Wetlands, which features creatures found among the coastal mangroves as well the cypress swamps.