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Mallard (eclipse plumage)

Anas platyrhynchos


Mallards in eclipse plumage - both sexes look similar, with blue-ish patches on the wings, and a black line over the eyes. Overall plumage dull brown and black.


Stagnant reedy pond - in a tidal area, but not tidal fed.

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Algarve, Portugal

Spotted on Jul 30, 2012
Submitted on Aug 9, 2012


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