Life on Thin Ice - An adult male green-winged teal (Anas crecca) in breeding plumage, resting in a marsh. This dabbling duck is a migratory species that breeds in Arctic and sub-Arctic regions, and elsewhere.
American Wigeon Male 5
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Dead Ducks Don’t Flutter
Many years ago, a wealthy man went duck hunting with a hired hand named Sam. They took a horse and carriage, and along the way a rim came off one of the wheels. As Sam hammered it back on, h…
Hybrid Mallards - 10,000 Birds
Mallards can be dirty ducks. Very, very, dirty ducks. And while ducks in general are known for their hybridizing ways, none are as prolific and undiscriminating as Anas platyrhynchos. The list of species that Mallards are known to have hybridized with is long and in some cases Mallard genes threaten to flood the gene pool of other species. Note that in discussing hybrids here I am not including the wide variety of “Manky Mallards” which result from domestication and from wild Mallards mating…