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Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Oldsquaw or Long-tailed Duck
The duck once known as an "oldsquaw" has had it's name changed in recent times to "long-tailed duck." Pretty imaginative, wouldn't you say? I guess you could always say, "There goes an LT." Oldsquaw is much more colorful. I'm not sure what prompted the change. I'll bet a lot of hunters just continue to call them oldsquaw. They are easily recognized by their distinctive tail, however. Like the bufflehead, they are also a diving duck, but unlike the bufflehead, they use both their feet and their wings for propulsion.