Nature Notes

November 20, 2009

MallardXBlack Duck Hybrid

Filed under: Birds — Tags: , , — Harold Stiver @ 7:00 am

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In eastern North America, this is one of the most common hybrids. This may be due to the fact that the two species are considered close genetically, in fact some have suggested that the Amercian Black Duck is merely a color variation of the Mallard.

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Mallard X Black Duck Hybrid

Mallard X Black Duck Hybrid


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