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Absolutely- ducks in the summer can be confusing because males can be in eclipse plumage, which is an in-between plumage which appears almost identical to the female of that species, while retaining (obviously) the male's bill color, as in the front bird.

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I sent these photos to my phone and had Merlin ID. It says black ducks. I specified the location as Vegas, and it gave the same result. Causing me to doubt what I thought these were.  Merlin correctly ID'd the Mexican duck I saw in the same area a couple months ago and I find it incredibly accurate if I have a good photo. But not this time. ?

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