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Mallard showing unusual neck-ring

Observed: 18th April 2012 By: KelsaeJohnKelsaeJohn’s reputation in BirdsKelsaeJohn’s reputation in BirdsKelsaeJohn’s reputation in BirdsKelsaeJohn’s reputation in Birds
Mallard showing unusual neck-ring
Mallard drake
Description:

Unusually broad, white neck-ring and head marking

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) interacts

Comments

Amadan's picture

Possibly -

The uncommon Anas vicarius, the Priest's Mallard; in olden days served as a roast at ecumenical gatherings, and source of the phrase "the parson's nose" ;-)

RoyW's picture

Or perhaps...

...signs of domestic Mallards in its ancestry.

No, I like your answer best!