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Mottled Duck

Anas fulvigula
Anas fulvigula · from Wikimedia Commons (Credit)

My Sightings

Date Location Note
Largo Central Park NPa pair of mottled ducks, potentially hybrids, in the stream near the entrance, far from the other ducks. Not a tinge of green on the male despite it being breeding season. The female also has too yellow of a bill. Feathers had the distict buffy painted color that mottled ducks have.
Seminole Lake Park@Seminole Lake Park, A pair that very well exhibited the differences between mottled ducks and mallards. The male has a black line on the top of its head with no visible green. The feathers have a unique painted appearance that continues to the chest rather than starting at the wing.
-two males and one female actually, they all seem to stay together
-He now has a mate. No white border on speculum feathers, unlike a mallard
-He has returned to the pond, active in the evening
-New resident at the pond, similar to an eclipse mallard but no green and different coloring

My Photos

Date Photo
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