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Mallard

Anas platyrhynchos

Description:

Duck with yellow bill.

Habitat:

Estuary.


1 species ID suggestions

5 Comments

KateBraun
KateBraun 4 years ago

Thanks, Kibuyu and Fyn.

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 4 years ago

Mallard is right.

KateBraun
KateBraun 4 years ago

I see that the American black duck would also have the blue in the wing - so I'm still uncertain!

KateBraun
KateBraun 4 years ago

I think the mallard female has the metallic blue feathers in the wings:
http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/87/over...

Davidbygott
Davidbygott 4 years ago

Your bird has a lot of white in tail, which Black Duck wouldn't have.

British Columbia, Canada

Lat: 49.32, Long: -123.15

Spotted on Aug 8, 2014
Submitted on Oct 19, 2014

Spotted for mission

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