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Waterfowl Identification in the Central Flyway

Mottled Duck (Summer Mallard, Black)


GIF -- Picture of Male Mottled Duck

Body: Large duck, 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 pounds, 19 - 22 inches long. Dark but lighter than Black Duck because of more buff edging. Head and neck buffy with thin streaking. Chin of female lacks streaking; male chin slight to moderate streaking. Bill of male yellow to greenish yellow; female bill orange with black spots or blotches. Feet orange to bright reddish orange. Wings: Similar to Black Duck although lighter. Trailing edge of speculum often bordered with faint white bars. Voice: Female, loud quack; male, low raspy rink. In Flight: Identical to Black Duck. Note: Restricted to gulf coast of Texas and Louisiana.

GIF -- Picture of Female Mottled Duck


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