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The Wood Duck

UW180/WEC 168 by Joseph M. Schaefer, Jennifer Cohen, and Mark E. HostetlerNovember 20, 2018

Why Shouldn't We Feed Water Birds?

UW193/WEC 179 by Mark E. Hostetler, Martin B. Main, and Maena VoigtApril 3, 2023A UF/IFAS numbered Fact Sheet. in support of UF/IFAS Extension program: Animal Systems

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