Jump to content
Whatbird Community
Sign in to follow this  
rokerman

Could this be a mottled duck?

Recommended Posts

I believe its a female mallard/mottled duck intergrade (dark portion of bill more solid than blotchy and small gape spot). For the specific nuances to determine this, I direct you to the excellent article by Tony Leukering. 

https://ebird.org/content/ebird/wp-content/uploads/sites/55/eBird_Muddled_Ducks.pdf

Edited by von Humboldt

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It appears from this article that the chance of a pure Mottled Dcuk in Pinellas County is very low.  This duck was also in the company of several Mallards so I will note it as a hybrid.  Thank you for the assistance.

Edited by rokerman

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.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...