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Mystery male duck (well, I don't know what it is)

Observed: 16th February 2011 By: George WGeorge W’s reputation in BirdsGeorge W’s reputation in BirdsGeorge W’s reputation in Birds
Pair of Mallard and Mr Ree
Mr Ree swimming
Mr Ree with other ducks for size comparison (1)
Mr Ree with other ducks for size comparison (2)
Description:

Saw this duck on the pond in Greenwich Park. Its beak is the shape of a Shoveler but the colour of a Shelduck. Its body colour reminds me of a Tufted Duck. What a mix! Can someone let me know what it is?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Carstairs's picture

muscovey

Bill looks like a muskovey ducks..

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Rosy-billed Pochard (Netta peposaca)

As there are Red-Crested Pochard nearby and it is a park I think it may be a Rosy-billed Pochard. They have been seen at the wetlands centre. Lovely birds!

Janet
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