Second coin of the popular Ducks of Canada series!
The wood duck's Latin name, Aix sponsa, means "bird in wedding raiment." This stunning and colourful duck is well suited to its flattering Latin nomenclature: in fact, some bird experts consider it the wood duck the most beautiful waterfowl in North America. Found throughout southern Canada in the warm summer months, this unique midsized bird is one of only a few North American duck species to nest in tree cavities.
Weight (g) 0.5
Face value 25 cents
Artist Trevor Tennant (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)