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Canvasbacks In Autumn By David Maass

By David Maass

Canvasbacks in Autumn by David Maass.

A great waterfowl duck art print with a flock of canvasbacks coming in fast painted by wildlife artist David Maass. In the early 1950s it was estimated that there were 225,000 Canvasbacks wintering in the Chesapeake Bay; this represented one-half of the entire North American population. By 1985, there were only 50,000 ducks wintering there, or one-tenth of the population. Canvasbacks were extensively hunted around the start of the 20th century, but federal hunting regulations restrict their harvest, so hunting was ruled out as a cause for the decline. Scientists have now concluded that the decline in duck populations was due to the decline in (SAV) acreage. Today the population has stabilized and is even increasing slightly, although it is nowhere near previous levels. Studies have now shown that by the 1970s four-fifths of the ducks’ diet was made up of Baltic Clams, which are very common in the Chesapeake Bay: the ducks have been able to adapt to the decline in SAV by changing their diet. Redheads, which also feed on SAV tubers, have not been able to adapt, and their population remains low.

Canvasbacks in Autumn by David Maass is available for sale as a Signed And Numbered Limited Edition Print with a 11-1/8 x 15-1/2 Image Size and is for sale for $125 unframed. Painting of a flock of Canvasbacks flying at dusk over some choppy water as a major storm system is brewing in the sky painted by Wildlife Artist David Maass. We have a lot of other great waterfowl paintings on our website. All paintings are professionally boxed and insured and guaranteed to arrive in mint condition. Minnesota Wildlife Artist David Maass painted some Waterfowl and Canvasbacks Ducks in Art Prints for sale.

Types Dimensions Edition Size Price Cart
Signed And Numbered Limited Edition Print 11-1/8 x 15-1/2 Image Size 950 $125.00

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