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Domestic Mallard

Anas platyrhynchos

Description:

The duck in the middle: green head, uniformly colored brown body, and a white breast.

Habitat:

Fox River

Notes:

Is this a cross between a Mallard and a Northern Shoveler or another type of duck?

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Domestic Mallard
Anas platyrhynchos Domestic Mallard - "Pekin Duck" - Iowa Voice


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1 Comment

triggsturner
triggsturner 5 years ago

Hi Melissa, you are right that your duck is a mallard hybrid (possibly with a domestic Aylesbyry type breed but that could have been several generations ago). They are reasonably common in parks and gardens around the world where mallard exist. most of them seem to have the white chest but the green head is more unusual as is more often brown or black in my experience.

MelissaZ
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MelissaZ

Spotted on Dec 12, 2015
Submitted on Dec 12, 2015

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