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What duck is this?
« on: December 03, 2022, 09:28:17 PM »
A buddy shot this today, only bird. I was not there. Someone told him it was a lucystic mallard. But I don't know, it looks more like a hybrid to me, pintail/mallard or mallard/gadwall  :dunno: North Sound, what do you think?
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Re: What duck is this?
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2022, 09:28:50 PM »
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Re: What duck is this?
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2022, 09:41:41 PM »
Looks like a leucistic mallard hen to me.  :dunno:  Unique and cool bird none the less.
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Re: What duck is this?
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2022, 10:14:29 PM »
Looks like a leucistic mallard hen to me.  :dunno:  Unique and cool bird none the less.
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Re: What duck is this?
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2022, 05:52:45 AM »
Beautiful bird!!
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Re: What duck is this?
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2022, 10:49:48 AM »
Looks like it was crossed with a pheasant!
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Re: What duck is this?
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2022, 01:58:27 PM »
Brown meat duck. I've noticed a lot of variation in the hen mallards this season on the coast. Shade, size, bill pattern, and speculum. Had one in the early season with one blue leg.

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Re: What duck is this?
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2022, 06:38:39 PM »
just somebodys pet duck.

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Re: What duck is this?
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2022, 06:59:23 PM »
just somebodys pet duck.

It does look like a Welsh Harlequin.

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Re: What duck is this?
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2022, 10:35:44 AM »
Beautiful birds in flight.  :tup:
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Re: What duck is this?
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2022, 12:28:54 PM »
Not a leucistic mallard IMO. It's a Welsh Harlequin crossed with a wild Mallard most likely. Looks just like the ones I have in my back yard penned up for the winter. When they cross with a regular Mallard their beak gets that mottled black coloration. Otherwise Welsh Harlequin hens have a dark green bill. The drake's look very similar to mallards with a lighter body too, depending on the time of year it is.

 


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