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Mallard

Anas platyrhynchos

Description:

Mallard drake molting into eclipse plumage.

Notes:

Thank you everyone who helped identify, but this is a mallard.

2 Species ID Suggestions

HemaShah
HemaShah 10 years ago
Mallard Duck
Anas platyrhynchos
American Black Duck
Anas rubripes American Black Duck


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5 Comments

toffeeluverhana
toffeeluverhana 10 years ago

Yes, after seeing another photo, I can say this is a molthing mallard drake.

Liam
Liam 10 years ago

I agree with Mallard. This one would be an adult drake molting into eclipse plumage.
A Black Duck would be dark on the flanks.

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

joao ,This is a male Mallard. It is either a juvenile almost finished its moult into adult breeding (alternate) plumage or an adult in the final stages of moult from eclipse plumage.

João Mourão
João Mourão 10 years ago

I think it's a mae American Black Duck

toffeeluverhana
Spotted by
toffeeluverhana

Burke, Virginia, USA

Spotted on Jun 2, 2012
Submitted on Jun 2, 2012

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