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Mulard (Mule Duck)

Domestic hybrid

Description:

Alternately, an Ancona duck, but those are so rare and relegated largely to farms I'm pretty sure this is a mulard. I mean, Hermann Park has mallards. It has Muscovy ducks. It has pekins. It makes a lot more sense that this specimen is a hybrid between a Muscovy and either a pekin or a mallard rather than a critically endangered domestic species.

Habitat:

Hermann Park

Notes:

Usually this is a domestic species, but I'm guessing it's not out of the ordinary to see them in the wild sometimes considering the parent species live right there in Hermann Park.

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Houston, Texas, USA

Lat: 29.72, Long: -95.39

Spotted on Nov 3, 2012
Submitted on Nov 4, 2012

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