Swedish blue duck and Mallard, hybrid.
Interspecific hybrids are bred by mating two species, normally from within the same genus. The offspring display traits and characteristics of both parents.
The Mallard inhabits a wide range of habitat and climates, from Arctic Tundra to subtropical regions. It is found in both fresh- and salt water wetlands, including parks, small ponds, rivers, lakes and estuaries, as well as shallow inlets and open sea within sight of the coastline. Water depths of less than 1 metre (3.3 ft) are preferred, birds avoiding areas more than a few metres deep. They are attracted to bodies of water with aquatic vegetation.
All Mallard I have posted pictures of here on Project Noah lives in the park / water pit here in my hometown. As one big family. They are fed and surrounded by people and other birds all the time. It is only in the winter / spring they leave to sea, where there is open water.
Lat: 59.19, Long: 10.86
Spotted on May 20, 2012
Submitted on May 20, 2012