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Northern California duck/goose ID help needed (1 Viewer)

vbnut

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I've occasionally seen birds similar to this before, but I'm not sure what they are. Maybe some kind of mutant or hybrid, or an escaped domesticated bird?

I saw this particular one at the duck pond at Palo Alto Baylands park in Palo Alto, California in the early afternoon on 2017-10-29. It was larger than a typical Mallard, but smaller than a typical Canada Goose (maybe about the size of a Muscovy Duck).

Any identification help will be appreciated.
 

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