National Geographic : 1951 Oct
0 National Geographic Society T Male Baldpate, Inviting Battle, Hurls Raucous Insults at a Rival Stealing wild celery from other ducks is a favorite pastime of the Baldpate, or American widgeon. It is extremely wary and often acts as flock sentinel, whis tling an alarm when danger looms. Baldpates seem equally at home in sunbaked climes or Arctic chill. Kodachromnes by Arthur A. Allen + Gadwalls Will Never Win the Title of "Best-dressed Duck" Dark-colored, with few distinctive markings, the Cadwall is often difficult to identify when feeding with other species. Mid-June finds the male (left) losing his breeding plumage. His egg-heavy mate, grubbing for food, resembles the female mallard.