Canvasback Francis Lee Jaques Birds


Stock #: 155857
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
Artist: Francis Lee Jaques
Publisher: National Wildlife Publishing Corp.
Postmark: 1946 Oct-30
PM City: Cambridge
PM State: Ma
Stamp: 1C
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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The Canvasback (Nyroca Valisineria) Canvasbacks riding the waves, their white backs flashing and rusty heads catching the sunlight are as handsome as any of the waterfowl. On the wing, heading into the wind, their long necks and long bills give them a slender look as if the wings were set far back. In recent years, drought, drainage and other agencies have reduced the numbers of Canvasbacks so alarmingly that it has been a matter of concern to many people. Although Canvasbacks are found throughout a large part of the United States during migration, and along both coasts in winter, they nest principally in the interior and western parts of North America, in prairie regions, from Alaska, Saskatchewan and western Manitoba south to Oregon, Nevada, northern New Mexico and Minnesota.
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