'Unlike most species of duck, Sheld-drakes are not clumsy on land. They assembled on their leking-ground about 11 a.m. and 3 to 4 p.m. Some bathed and then sat apart preening themselves. Others began to play at once . . . When close together, the wings were raised and arched, yet pressed close to the body. Then the neck was suddenly thrust out horizontally, and the drake which first got his thrust

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