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Mottled Duck (Anas fulvigula)
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Mottled Duck (Anas fulvigula)
Mottled Ducks

General Description: Mottled Ducks (Anas fulvigula) are large pond ducks that look similar to female Mallards. On careful inspection, Mottled Ducks are more brown-and- cinnamon mottled overall with a pale head, blue-green speculum, and yellowish bill. The wing linings are white.

Taxonomy: Anseriformes, Anatidae, Anatinae

Favored Habitat: Salt marshes.

Where to Find: Don't look for Mottled Ducks around Las Vegas. Rather, look for them in southern salt marshes all year.

Comments: Mottled Ducks have been mating with Mallards to the detriment of the Mottled Duck species, as Mottled Duck genes are being swamped out.

Mottled Duck (Anas fulvigula) Mottled Duck (Anas fulvigula)
Mottled Duck (Anas fulvigula) Mottled Duck (Anas fulvigula)

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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