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Domestic Mallard

Anas domesticus

Habitat:

Swimming in the local pond in the company of Mallards. was totally black with a green sheen on it's neck. Could be a Cayuga which is a hybrid of black and Mallard.

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Liam
Liam 9 years ago
Domestic Mallard
Anas domesticus


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23 Comments

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

Liam you are simply amazing!!
I am very impressed!

Liam
Liam 9 years ago

I took care of it (I'm a member of Wikipedia).

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

Maybe we should write to wikipedia and tell them that this picture does not aid in the identification of The American Black Duck,instead it is totally misleading and confusing and it should be removed.

Liam
Liam 9 years ago

It is a misleading photo. It should be removed.

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

Yes ,that is the one which i mean. That looks like the duck in my spotting. Misguiding picture in the wikipedia.

Liam
Liam 9 years ago

The one with the ducklings? That shot is highly backlit, giving the duck a very dark look.

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

Yes. Did you see the black neck? Cornell link shows a different pic of the black American duck.

Liam
Liam 9 years ago

A mistake on the photo?

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

@Liam,Look at this duck in the wikipedia link. I think that there was a mistake .
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Bl...

e s c
e s c 9 years ago

Probably a domestic mallard.

AntónioGinjaGinja
AntónioGinjaGinja 9 years ago

@Emma listen to Liam,like i told you i'am not international duck specialist:-)Liam yes, fantastic knolege,thanks for the corrections

Liam
Liam 9 years ago

I would just put Mallard. Also, Cayugas are not the hybrids of American Black Ducks and Mallards, they're a domestic breed of duck.

Liam
Liam 9 years ago

Not an American Black Duck. The American BD shows a very dark body, absolutely no iridescence, and a pale brown-gray neck and head, as well as an eyeline. This is a domestic Mallard hybrid. Definitely has some Cayuga in him.
An American Black Duck in Cali would be quite a rare sighting.

AntónioGinjaGinja
AntónioGinjaGinja 9 years ago

good tips Emma,it's my first noah winter:-) i'am open to ideas to discover interesting things to continue some spoting

AntónioGinjaGinja
AntónioGinjaGinja 9 years ago

it's a deal lori.tas :-)

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

Winter brings in migratory birds. You can also see the winter plumage of birds.
Might be able to track animal paws and foot prints in the snow. Just some ideas.....Might catch a bear hibernating! you never know!

NicholeSauve
NicholeSauve 9 years ago

That's how I feel. I love winter, but I keep wondering to myself how I will be able to contribute spottings..lol. But it's a good season around here for deer and birds I suppose.

lori.tas
lori.tas 9 years ago

You can always help out the southern hemisphere people, Antonio - it's summer here. :)

AntónioGinjaGinja
AntónioGinjaGinja 9 years ago

:-)now that the winter his arriving,there will bee less things to spot(my favorite activity in noah,i confess:),but whith less spots, i will have time to dedicate to id's ,so i can "pay", some how, the douzens of id?s that noah people(you includ of course)made to me

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

The yellow beak differentiates it from the Cayuga which has a black bill.

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

Thankyou for the Id Mr Ginja. I agree that it is a Black Duck. Will update it.

AntónioGinjaGinja
AntónioGinjaGinja 9 years ago

Emma see this link.maybe is this one
american black(Anas rubripes)
http://www.google.pt/url?sa=t&rct=j&...

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

the Sunlight makes it look a lighter color, Was totally black.

Hema
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Hema

Fresno, California, USA

Spotted on Dec 20, 2011
Submitted on Dec 20, 2011

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