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White mallard? Sweden May 2019

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Old Thursday 11th July 2019, 11:39   #1
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White mallard? Sweden May 2019

Dear member s and bird watchers!

Attached picture is of a bird I would like to call a female mallard based on the bill and the head patterns. Strip through the eye

I have seen hybride mallards before and anyone agree with me that this is a female mallard? And what have gone wrong with this mallard to turn it in to a white bird?


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Old Thursday 11th July 2019, 11:50   #2
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It is likely to be a bird that has developed from hybridization with a white domesticated farmyard duck. Not generally accepted as a truly wild Mallard.
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It is likely to be a bird that has developed from hybridization with a white domesticated farmyard duck. Not generally accepted as a truly wild Mallard.
Thank you PYRTLE!

I guessed it as I have not read about any ALBINO mallards The white mallard was in a golf course pond where there were other mallards, most of them with babies.

But the white mallard was alone and not in any group of mallards. Sp maybe the other mallards did not like the bird

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