The aforementioned page goes on to state, "Khaki Campbell’s are a medium sized bird, weighing on average 4 to 4 1/2 pounds. Females have seal brown feathers with bronze beaks; the drakes have dark green heads with orange beaks and bronze backs and tails. Campbell’s have a slightly upright posture with a long, slender neck, a fairly long clean-cut face, and head held high – when they stand up tall to survey their surroundings... Campbell’s have a slightly upright posture with a long, slender neck, a fairly long clean-cut face, and head held high – when they stand up tall to survey their surroundings..."
I witnessed a Khaki Campbell stand up tall to survey his/her surroundings as he/she stood in close proximity to Jewel, the Muscovy duck, who has spent a couple of years in this location, which was mentioned in yesterday's post, where I included the following image.
The Khaki Campbell seemed non-plussed by the presence of the river rat and when about his/her own business of preening as seen below.
However, Jewel seemed to let the river rat divert her attention (which I would also), but the calm Khaki Campbell just took in the beauty of the river.
Be that as it may, they are not always so still, the aforementioned web-page for Moose Manor proclaims ".. Campbell’s are a bustling, hardy little duck able to withstand cold, hot, humid, or arid climates all very well. These ducks have proven to be amazingly adaptable… they’re sprightly and have a good temperament; always on the go looking for bugs, swimming, and exploring..."
I think it's really fun to watch this bird type spending time in the Hudson River, as you might surmise from the next set of pictures.