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American Black/ Mallard

Anas sp

Description:

It looks a little different than the other mallard ducks.

Habitat:

Lehighton, PA

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5 Comments

Thurd13
Thurd13 8 years ago

Beautiful colors...!

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Carol,bread is not good for the Ducks.We are not allowed to feed the ducks and geese at the nature reserve, But if you are allowed to feed them then you can buy chicken feed from the local pet store. It is not that expensive either. a little more than the bread though!!

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 8 years ago

WOW, there were so many different appearances of mallard ducks. I am going to have to go back there. Must have been 50 or more ducks. Must bring bread. HA! Thanks so so much Liam and Emma for your help.

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Carol,you have reached Liam!!

Liam
Liam 8 years ago

With that bill and the paler cheeks, I'd say it's an "American Black Mallard" (Anas rubripes x platyrhynchos), an American Black Duck x Mallard hybrid.

Carol Snow Milne
Spotted by
Carol Snow Milne

Lehighton, Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Jan 31, 2012
Submitted on Feb 1, 2012

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