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Mallards in Sweden (1 Viewer)


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Dear Members

I was bird watching in New Zealand and I saw a lot of Mallards, but not many of them were pure. Many many hybrids

Now, yesterday I saw two Mallards in Sweden, the bird on the left side looks like a pure breed.

The right hand side Mallard, is it an hybrid or a male in eclipse plumage. Or maybe a juvenile?

I saw small babies and I saw some juveniles swimming with their mother, almost the same size as the mother.

Any thought about the two males on the picture

Kind regards and happy birding


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Both look like true wild Mallard; the RH bird is more advanced into eclipse which is why it is much scruffier looking.
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