Black Swan, Black Booby, Black Tern, Black Goose
Black feathers during most seasons of the year, white feathers otherwise;
webbed feet; irascible demeanor.
Famous televison duck Daffy Duck (pictured) was actually played by a Blackbird
wearing prosthetic feet. Daffy Duck ended his career as an alcoholic, bitter
about his treatment by an industry that never paid him as much as his hated
rival, Donald Duck. Industry executives claimed that Donald's higher salary
was justified in part because "Donald wore pants," and yet the same
executives refused to allow Daffy to wear pants because "they just didn't fit
Black Ducks frequently roost in trees, although they do not build nests in them.
Instead, they impersonate owls (i.e. large Brownbirds with scary eyes) to
frighten squirrels away, and then move into the squirrels' abandoned homes.