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Domestic mallard

Anas platyrhichos

Description:

Is it possible for ducks and geese to mate? This bird was significantly bigger than a duck, but not quite as large as a goose. The coloration also seems like it's some sort of a cross between a mallard and a Canada goose.

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2 Comments

zita
zita 8 years ago

Thanks for the info! I had no idea that domestic mallards were so much bigger.

Liam
Liam 8 years ago

It's a domestic variety of Mallard. They're much bigger than wildtype Mallards and there are various breeds with different coloration. This one looks to have mostly Swedish Mallard genes.

zita
Spotted by
zita

New Jersey, USA

Spotted on Mar 17, 2012
Submitted on May 13, 2012

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