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Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

Observed: 11th September 2013 By: hbrook1hbrook1’s reputation in Birdshbrook1’s reputation in Birdshbrook1’s reputation in Birdshbrook1’s reputation in Birds
D3 P60.
D3 P59.
Description:

I'm not sure if anyone will be able to make out the species of these ducks as they are quite small in the photos, but thought I'd try my luck!

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) interacts

Comments

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Mallard

I suggest these are all Mallard based on general shape and appearance. Certainly the bird to the rear of the chain, far right, is a Mallard.

If you look closely you can see the blue speculum with white borders which is diagnostic of Mallard. The bill is an even yellow throughout which suggests this is a male in eclipse.

Ray

Ray