- Anas fulvigula
53–58 cm (20¾-22¾ in)
- Dark body
- Head and neck not as dark
- Orange legs
- Dark eyes
- Teal blue wing patch
- Yellow shaded to orange in male
- Orange shaded to yellow in female
There are 2 subspecies:
- A. f. fulvigula:
- South-eastern [[USA] (Florida)
- A. f. maculosa:
Frequents a variety of wetland habitat ranging from those more established to those resulting from seasonal rainfall.
An omnivorous and opportunistic feeder, they primarily gravitate toward invertebrates found in a wetland type environment, vegetable matter, smaller fish & shellfish, as well as insects.
Nest amongst vegetation on the ground.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Bielefeld, R. R., M. G. Brasher, T. E. Moorman, and P. N. Gray (2020). Mottled Duck (Anas fulvigula), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (A. F. Poole, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.motduc.01
- Lepage D. (2021) [Avibase - https://avibase.ca/697B933E ]. Retrieved 23 June 2021
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Mottled Duck. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 3 December 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Mottled_Duck
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