The Canvasback-A Birdman Studios Waterfowl Spotlight Series
The canvasback is a species of diving duck, the largest found in North America.
The canvasback has a distinctive wedge-shaped head and long graceful neck. The adult male (drake) has a black bill, a chestnut red head and neck, a black breast, a grayish back, black rump, and a blackish brown tail. The drake’s sides, back, and belly are white with fine vermiculation resembling the weave of a canvas, which gave rise to the bird’s common name. The bill is blackish and the legs and feet are bluish-gray. The iris is bright red in the spring, but duller in the winter. (Wikipedia)
This is a superior trophy waterfowl duck and makes a must have taxidermy mount.
The adult female (hen) also has a black bill, a light brown head and neck, grading into a darker brown chest and foreback. The sides, flanks, and back are grayish brown. The bill is blackish and the legs and feet are bluish-gray. Its sloping profile distinguishes it from other ducks. (Wikipedia)
Canvasbacks are best for taxidermy mounts if collected after November 1st
-Michelle Brunelli- And I stand by that!
A bold Canvasback group mount is hard to beat!
– Todd Huffman