CanvasBacks The King of Ducks 1982-83 Federal Duck Stamp Print. Signed and Numbered Limited Edition of 22250 image size 9 x 6 ½, overall 14 x 12, has COA.In the eyes of sportsmen, artist and bird watchers, cans or bullnecks are one of the most highly regarded ducks. Their fondness for plants such as wild celery, sage and duck potato has gained them a reputation as a fine table delicacy. Often referred to as The King of Ducks, canvasbacks possess certain regalness in their physical appearance. They belong to the Pochard family and, as is the case most divers, have short, stocky bodies, a large head and oversized feet. Their feet, which are positioned further back than on puddlers, are a hindrance on land but enable them to dive and swim quite well. Displaying distinctive flying characteristics that include a direct flight pattern and occasionally flying in Vs, cans are the fasted flyers of all our waterfowl, having been clocked at speeds of over seventy miles per hour. The drake canvasback is readily identified by its reddish brown head and neck and its long, sloping black bill. In flight, its back, belly and inner wings combine to form the greatest expanse of white exhibited by any duck. Similarities in coloration between cans and redheads are such that in areas where one of the two species is protected the other is also. Yet the size of a drake canvasback is larger than a redhead male. Its average weight is 2 ¾ lbs. Her bill is gray and her body coloration darker than her mates. Nesting is normally initiated in mid to late May amidst aquatic vegetation near open water.
Incubation of the 8-10 olive-colored eggs takes approximately 24 days. Not known for its paternal instincts, the drake often deserts the hen once incubation begins and join rafts of other drakes on the water. Their once vast numbers, which now stand at about 475,000, have never fully recovered from the market hunting of yesteryear. Showing decline of 53% over the past 25 years, their numbers have also decreased due to oil pollution and their vulnerability to habitat destruction. If care is not exercised in preserving this regal species, it may disappear forever from our lakes and ponds.
Print has never been framed, is in excellent condition (see photos). The item "CanvasBacks The King of Ducks 1982-83 Federal Duck Stamp Print by David A Maass" is in sale since Friday, July 7, 2017. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "claudesprints" and is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky.This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Turks and caicos islands, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation, Canada.