Florida Duck

a.k.a. Mottled Duck

Anas fulvigula

A Florida Duck
Photo courtesy of Clyde Robinson & Avian Empire

This duck is found only in coastal areas of the southeastern US. It appears to be intermediate between Mallards and American Black Ducks and is sometimes identified as a race of Mallard.

It prefers lowland and costal marshes. These ducks are found in pairs or small groups except during molt, when larger aggregations occur. It is a dabbler and upender in typical Mallard fashion.



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