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    American Black Duck / Anas rubripes

    : to , if often inconspicuous, mid Apr-mid Jun breeder on lakes, small ponds, creeks, and salt and freshwater marshes. early Oct to early Apr in protected coastal areas especially the . Movement late Sep/early Oct from fresh to saltwater where present until early Apr. It's not known if these wintering birds also bred locally.

    Miscellany: Black Ducks hybridize occasionally with Mallards and with the increase of the latter, more and more mixed offspring can be found.

    You can learn more about American Black Duck and see images here.

    Last Updated: September 26th, 2022


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