A. Sponsa Negative Footprint measures 2.95 x 2.24 inches. A. Sponsa Negative Footprint Negative Footprint is made of polyurethane resin in the USA. Wood Duck

The A. Sponsa or Wood Duck is a species of perching duck found in North America. The drake wood duck is one of the most colorful North American waterfowls.

The adult male has stunning multicolored iridescent plumage and red eyes, with a distinctive white flare down the neck.

The female, less colorful, has a white eye-ring and a whitish throat. Both adults have crested heads. The speculum is iridescent blue-green with a white border on the trailing edge.

Their breeding habitat is wooded swamps, shallow lakes, marshes, ponds and creeks in the eastern United States, the west coast of the United States, some adjacent parts of southern Canada, and the west coast of Mexico.

Unlike most other ducks, the A. Sponsa or Wood duck has sharp claws for perching in trees and can, in southern regions, produce two broods in a single season. It is the only North American duck that can do so.

They usually nest in cavities in trees close to water. Females typically lay seven to fifteen eggs which incubate for an average of thirty days.

The day after they hatch, the ducklings climb to the opening of the nest cavity and jump down from the nest tree to the ground. The mother calls them to her and guides them to water.

The ducklings can swim and find their own food by this time. Wood ducks prefer nesting over water so the young have a soft landing.