Suppose the bird to be cooked is a mallard, or better still, a canvas-back.
Like most of the water-birds of America, the canvas-back is migratory.
"canvas-back ducks," said the Major, who was sitting two or three off on the other side.
The widgeon is but a poor diver, while the canvas-back is one of the very best.
Yes, its flesh is very delicious, almost as good as the canvas-back.
Patti, his terrapin and his canvas-back duck would be spoiled.
canvas-back ducks are roasted in the same manner, omitting the stuffing.
But canvas-back ducks and terrapins are the great glories of Baltimore.
Some pronounce its flesh equal if not superior to that of the canvas-back duck.
The reed-bird—in the West Indies called “ortolan”—is also found in the same markets with the canvas-back.