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Black and white manky mallards

Observed: 2nd August 2012 By: EstherREstherR’s reputation in BirdsEstherR’s reputation in Birds
black and white
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black and white 3

I think these are all black and while "manky" malards ie cross breeds with domestic ducks which are in themselves sub-breeds of mallards. They were mixed in with normal mallards and have the same body shape and bill shape. Most have the right colour legs and beak though a couple seem to have almost black beaks.
Saw one group of chicks which were mixed some normal mallard colours and others were very very dark but didn't manage to get a photo of those.

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Species with which Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) interacts