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Anas platyrhynchos


This was an interesting spotting, and I don't really know what to think of it... Mallards are very common birds in our area, so common that I even stopped taking photos of them; they are simply everywhere. However, this one attracted my attention for its colors - it does look like a mallard, except for colors... and I was wondering if it is a melanistic one (some photos I saw showed them still having some whitish patches...) or sort of a hybrid?


Seen on a pond/lake in Geneva Valley, area close to slopes of Jura range. The pond is in a mainly broad-leaved forest.

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Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Tromelin Island

Spotted on Aug 21, 2018
Submitted on Aug 31, 2018

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