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Mallard

Anas platyrhynchos

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2 Comments

Liam
Liam 9 years ago

White tail and tail curl suggest Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos). Mallard x Black Duck is a possibility, but in all plumages, they are usually paler on the throat and cheeks. I'd call this a Mallard drake molting out of eclipse plumage.

RyanWarner
RyanWarner 9 years ago

I'm not the best when it comes to water fowl but I think you are correct.

LauraLOVESbirds
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LauraLOVESbirds

Chesapeake, Virginia, USA

Spotted on Sep 28, 2012
Submitted on Oct 3, 2012

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