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Flushed this bird out from a wetland area at Ellis Lake Wetlands in Butler County, OH.  No clue on this one.  Definitely "duck like", a good sized bird too.

 

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3 minutes ago, Nighthawk01 said:

Looks like a Muscovy Duck

My initial thought was Muscovy and this would be the first one I have encountered in this area.  Definitely different looking than the ones I have seen in Florida.  Any chance this is actually a wild one?

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8 minutes ago, rigel123 said:

My initial thought was Muscovy and this would be the first one I have encountered in this area.  Definitely different looking than the ones I have seen in Florida.  Any chance this is actually a wild one?

I don't know how we could visually eliminate a wild one from this shot, but it would be extraordinarily unlikely.  Probably just a domestic, I'm sure there are some that are all black like this. 

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1 minute ago, IvoryBillHope said:

I don't know how we could visually eliminate a wild one from this shot, but it would be extraordinarily unlikely.  Probably just a domestic, I'm sure there are some that are all black like this. 

I agree.  Strange that it is missing the red face entirely.  (best I can tell at least from this angle!)

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There are some domestic muscovies that are bred to be all black,,many have a bit of white in the wing area. This one has some white in the left wing, it appears. 

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4 minutes ago, Pigeon said:

There are some domestic muscovies that are bred to be all black,,many have a bit of white in the wing area. This one has some white in the left wing, it appears. 

Cool, thanks

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3 hours ago, Pigeon said:

There are some domestic muscovies that are bred to be all black,,many have a bit of white in the wing area. This one has some white in the left wing, it appears. 

Now that you mention it…wild birds have a large white wing patch I believe.  So with this one being nearly all black, 100% domestic. 

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