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Help identifying this duck (1 Viewer)

gophish

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Saw this duck the other day on a small stream that flows in to the Hudson River near Albany, NY. Any help in ID'ing it would be appreciated.
thanks Ken H.
 

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Beverlybaynes

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A bit of a puzzler. My first impression was another mix of mallard and domestic (which happens frequently and turns out all kinds of variations) but then I saw the tail -- which looks a little like a Ruddy's.

Hard to know, since there's no size reference.
 

Rasmus Boegh

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It's a domestic duck, clearly something that involves a Mallard. I seriously doubt there are any Ruddy-genes in it, even though I do understand the thought because of the tail.
 

gophish

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Thanks folks for the help. I kinda thought some mallard in it with the green on the head. Size wise it was a bit larger than a mallard and sitting all alone on this stream.
thanks again
Ken H.
 

AlexC

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gophish said:
Thanks folks for the help. I kinda thought some mallard in it with the green on the head. Size wise it was a bit larger than a mallard and sitting all alone on this stream.
thanks again
Ken H.

Yeah, if it was a bit larger than a Mallard, Ruddy Duck blood is doubtful. They're like little wind-up toys, with their small bodies and ridiculous blue bills... :'D
 
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