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Old Tuesday 11th October 2005, 03:00   #1
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Duck, duck? (Czech, 2 photos)

These two ducks were mixed in with the mallards at a small pond in Czech. Are they some domestic variations, or actual species?

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Old Tuesday 11th October 2005, 03:57   #2
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Hi jamangus,

I agree, looks like two male domestic variants of a mallard to me.
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Old Tuesday 11th October 2005, 09:04   #3
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First one could also be a mallard x muscovy hybrid, but the photo doesn´t give nme enough info to give a definite ID-any others on that bird available?

for the 2nd I´d agree to Tayler

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the first bird could have Muscovy blood in it but that's only going by the colouration, I see nothing else that would suggest Muscovy .... both appear to be domestic type Mallard variants (or yuck ducks as they are known in my notebook)
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Old Tuesday 11th October 2005, 12:09   #5
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...a small pond in Czech.
So they were seen at a malý rybník?

Hope things are fine over there in United.

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Old Tuesday 11th October 2005, 18:30   #6
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kachny...

Thanks everyone.


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So they were seen at a malý rybník?

Hope things are fine over there in United.

-Adam
Yes, exactly...

This was my first non-winter trip to Czech, so basically everything that flew (or walked or swam) by me was a lifer. Great fun. Great little birds there! I guess I was just wishful about the "yuck ducks"...

Only disappointment was that I couldn't find one stork. Nests only. Next time...
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