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American Black Duck (Anas rubripes) discovered by Marcel Roy (#394)

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Sighting Info

Observed: October 10, 2010 @ 2:00 PM
Posted on: November 1, 2010 @ 8:16 AM (diff: 22 days)
Comments:
American Black Duck American Black ducks are similar to mallards in size, and resemble the female mallard in coloration, although the black duck's plumage is darker. The male and female black duck are generally similar in appearance, but the male's bill is yellow while the females is a dull green. The head is slightly lighter brown than the dark brown body, and the speculum are iridescent violet-blue with predominantly black margins. The black duck has orange legs and dark eyes. Black Ducks interbreed regularly and extensively with Mallard ducks, to which they are closely related.

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