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Anas sp.


Brownish ducks with blue-banded wings.


The pond at Wyuka Cemetary

1 Species ID Suggestions

birdterp 11 years ago
Mallards (males)
Anas platyrhynchos Mallard

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birdterp 11 years ago

I had to look this up the other day when someone at the Nature House asked me where all the male mallards were.

HeatherMiller 11 years ago

Birdterp, I faintly remember a discussion about bills/feet color, but could not remember the significance of the yellow vs orange bills. I incorrectly remembered and thought it was feet not bills, haha, oops. I changed my ID suggestion to favor yours.

birdterp 11 years ago

They look like females but are males in eclipse plummage. notice the yellow bills? Females have orange bills. They will return to their more familiar coloration in the fall.

HeatherMiller 11 years ago

Swan in the far left of the image.

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Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

Spotted on Aug 9, 2011
Submitted on Aug 9, 2011

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