Jump to content
Whatbird Community

Recommended Posts

Seen in San Francisco CA in late October in a large park pond with numerous mallards, americans coots, and pied-billed grebes but this appeared to be the only one of this species in the large group. Is this a female or juvenile diving duck of some kind? Perhaps lesser scaup? Thank you in advance! 

 

IMG_3581.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's a female Ring-necked Duck.

Edit- female type is a better phrase to use since a young male likely can't be ruled out easily here.

Edited by akiley
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

question - could this be a  cinnamon teal - female, juvenile or eclipse.  Beak color and shape seems different then female type Ring-Necked Duck. BUT the heead is more "peaked " than i would expect for a teal. Best i leave this for experts

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, jcarscadden said:

question - could this be a  cinnamon teal - female, juvenile or eclipse.  Beak color and shape seems different then female type Ring-Necked Duck. BUT the heead is more "peaked " than i would expect for a teal. Best i leave this for experts

No, female Cinnamon Teals have mottled plumage and rounder bills and they lack the contrasting light patch near the base of the beak and the peaked head shape, as you noted.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No, female Cinnamon Teals have mottled plumage and rounder bills and they lack the contrasting light patch near the base of the beak and the peaked head shape, as you noted.

thank you .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...