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Posted March 3, 2023 | By Michael Warren

Wood ducks

The male wood duck, with its colorful tartan appearance, is one of the most beautiful birds you’ll see in Ocala. They are a common and year-round resident. Wood ducks nest in tree cavities as high up as possible. They’re also fast flyers, reaching speeds of up to 30 miles per hour. You’ll find them on the Silver River as well as in downtown Ocala at Tuscawilla Park. 

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