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Mottled Duck
The Florida population is now recognized as a separate subspecies (A. f. fulvigula) from the allopatric Texas and Louisiana population (A. f. maculosa). Florida birds have a yellower bill and less distinctly marked plumage. This is a male. Females have an orange bill. A close relative of the American Black Duck (rare in southern Florida), the two can be difficult to separate. Male Mottled Ducks such as this can be as dark as American Black Ducks but Mottled Ducks have a dark spot at the base of the bill (visible in this photo) which American Black Duck lacks.
Location
Flamingo Gardens, Davie, Florida, USA.
Date taken
05 February 2024.
Scientific name
Anas fulvigula
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Category
North America
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jmorlan
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View count
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Device
Canon Canon PowerShot SX70 HS
Aperture
ƒ/5.6
Focal length
80.9 mm
Exposure time
1/250 second(s)
ISO
100
Filename
MottledDuckIMG_5631.jpg
File size
428 KB
Date taken
Mon, 05 February 2024 12:00 PM
Dimensions
1024px x 861px

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