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Aylesbury Mallard

Observed: 25th March 2010 By: rfs76
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
rfs76’s reputation in Birds
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Description:

White duck, orange beak
and amazing hairstyle.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) interacts

Comments

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Crested domestic duck

The crested gene can be carried by any duck - it causes a skull abnormality that then gives rise to the pom-pom crest.

The bird pictured is very unlikely to be an Aylesbury - they are very large - around 10lb - it is just a white farmyard duck.