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CLOSED: Which Duck?

Lakeland, FL

American Black; mallard; or gadwell?

Thumbnail by lagerfran
Merritt Island, FL(Zone 10a)

That's a male Mottled Duck. Female Mottled would have a darker, almost olive-green bill.

Neither Mallard nor Black Duck would have that black spot at the lower base of the bill and Gadwalls have thinner bills that are black on top & yellow/orange at the sides.

Lakeland, FL

thank you

Vancleave, MS(Zone 8b)

nice pic!!!

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