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Domestic mallard - Swedish + Call duck

Anas platyrhynchos

Description:

Small duck, smaller than a FL mottled duck, that looks like a mixed breed between a mallard and something else. I believe it is a male as it has a curled "drake" feather on its tail. What could it be a mixture of? Liam suggests a Swedish and Call duck combo, a full grown male.

Habitat:

Along an inland fresh water canal in western Boca Raton, FL

Notes:

This was a scrappy little duck who appears to be young and not full grown. He got amidst the other bigger mottled ducks and Muscovies to eat and showed little fear of humans, coming within a few inches of me to eat..

1 Species ID Suggestions

Liam
Liam 6 years ago
Domestic Mallard
Anas platyrhynchos


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2 Comments

joan6153
joan6153 6 years ago

Thanks for the ID, Liam.

Liam
Liam 6 years ago

It is a pure Mallard, but it has a number of different breeds in it, including Swedish and Call. Call Ducks are a "miniature" version of standard breeds and typically have shorter heads and bills and more rounded bodies. I would call this an adult drake.

joan6153
Spotted by
joan6153

Boca Raton, Florida, USA

Spotted on Oct 10, 2014
Submitted on Oct 10, 2014

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