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Anas platyrhynchos

Aa}i{ - Anas platyrhynchos

Aa}i{ hanim saa hiila{taza{. Hanis ilan uku}azaku{ mal, agiichigaan hanis txidix kdal}iI aguu, hawang ala}um achidan tatungis ilan aku{ uku}aa}utaza{. Hanim sangis hakangis hitmilgangis agatingis amnilaka}is maalal mayaa{tanas aatuzangis, ulungis ila{taa tunga}ilakan qaatunazakus mal.

Aa}i{ hanim sangis malganangis itagaan angunaza{. Hingamataku{ aa}im ali}ingis agatingis ayagamdix ilagaan hakam sugdanangis matazas, kamgingis chid}aayuna{ liida{ angali{tazas ama hinga uyugan sitxagaan kimlaa akiita{ hakangis chumnugim qaxchikdaa angali{taku{, hachii quuhmliigina{ liidaku{, hitxigan kangan hakam qaxchikdagan qihmu}ii mataza{. Aa}im ali}ingis ayagamdix ilagaan angunanaa{tazas. Sam iga{tal aguun axchigangis azas. Hagumatakus iganilgal agungis, hakang inkam ilan hangal aqadagudix taaman kadmuda}an txidix ay}atzas.

Udang agiitingis saahmla}izas, hawakus hanis ahmi}ingis saahmla}izas. Isxangis chungu}ikus qamchiing asxuunulax hati{ aaka{ saahmla{tazas.

  Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos

The mallard is a freshwater duck. This duck can also be seen near the beach in small tide pools when all the lakes are frozen. Freshwater ducks are easier to pluck. That is why the people like hunting for them. The meat is also tender and good to eat.

Mallards are among the larger freshwater ducks. The drake is larger than the hen. The drake also has very fancy coloring. Its head is green, and its front from its throat to its breast is brown. Its back is gray, and a black curled feather can also be seen on top of its tail.

The mallard is a very fast flying bird. When a mallard takes to flight, it goes straight up and goes forward once it reaches a certain height.

Some mallards nest here on Atka near the lakes. Their nests are made out of grass and down. They lay eight to ten eggs.

Qigu{ - Gavia immer
Common Loon
Qaqa}i{ - Gavia stellata
Red-throated Loon
Aagayuu}i{ - Phalacrocorax pelagicus
Pelagic Cormorant
Ingatu{ - Phalacrocorax urile
Red-faced Cormorant
Qukin}i{ - Olor columbianus
Whistling Swan
Qagmangi{ - Philacte canagica
Emperor Goose
Aa}i{ - Anas platyrhynchos
Mallard
Amtatu{ - Anas acuta
Pintail
Qii{chiida{ - Anas crecca
Green-winged Teal
Kuchutu{ - Aythya affinis
Lesser Scaup
Saaku{ - Somateria spectabilis
King Eider
Kasami{ - Somateria mollissima
Common Eider
Tamgaalu{ - Melanitta deglandi
White-winged Scoter
Qugaangi{ - Melanitta nigra
Black Scoter
Hanim Kamgituu - Bucephala clangula
Common Goldeneye
Midimit{i{ - Becephala albeola
Bufflehead
Aanglaa}i{ - Clangula hyemalis
Oldsquaw
Kaaxadgi{ - Histrionicus histrionicus
Harlequin Duck
A}laaya{ - Mergus serrator
Red-breasted Merganser
Ti}la{ - Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Bald Eagle
A}diikas - Lagopus mutus
Rock Ptarmigan
Hiigi{ - Haematopus bachmani
Black Oystercatcher
Chulixta{ - Calidris ptilocnemis
Rock Sandpiper
Sluka{ - Larus glaucescens
Glaucous-wing Gull
Tiigilgaada{ - Rissa tridactyla
Black-legged Kittiwake
Ulungt{a{ - Uria aalge
Common Murre
Siihmlu{ - Cepphus columba
Pigeon Guillemot
Qizangi{ - Synthliboramphus antiguus
Ancient Murrelet
Qagida{ - Fratercula corniculata
Horned Puffin
Uxchu{ - Lunta cirrhata
Tufted Puffin
Tutuutu{ - Nyctea scandiaca
Snowy Owl
Qanglaa}i{ - Corvus corax
Common Raven
Maadugaa{ - Plectrophenax nivalis
Snow Bunting
Chaanu{ - Leucosticte tephrocotis
Gray-crowned Rosy Finch
Chiixuyaaka{ - Melospiza melodia
Song Sparrow
Chilu{ - Calcarius lapponicus
Alaska Longspur
Qatxaya{ - Troglodytes troglodytes
Winter Wren

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