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Mottled Duck

Anas fulvigula

Description:

It has a dark body, lighter head and neck, orange legs and dark eyes. Males and females are similar, but the male's bill is bright yellow, whereas the female's is deep to pale orange, occasionally lined with black splotches around the edges and near the base.

Habitat:

This is likely a Anas fulvigula fulvigula (Florida Duck) and is resident in central and south Florida and occasionally strays north to Georgia. Their preferred habitat is coastal marshes.

Notes:

I understand this one is a juvenile.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Liam
Liam 9 years ago
Mottled Duck (juvenile)
Anas fulvigula Mottled Duck


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2 Comments

Liam
Liam 9 years ago

American Black Ducks are not found as far south as Florida. This bird is a juvenile Mottled Duck. The dark bill is an element of its young age.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

lovely picture !

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Spotted on Jun 22, 2010
Submitted on Dec 18, 2011

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