adult; orangy or yellowish bill, orange legs (Florida, USA; 2007-12-29)

Mottled Duck
Anas fulvigula

Native Range: North America

Notes: very closely related to Mallard and Black Duck; however, unlike the Mallard (but like the Black Duck), this species does not show strong sexual dimorphism; instead, males and females look quite alike; common in ponds and marshes throughout Florida, USA.

mals has brighter yellow bill than female (Florida, USA; 2007-12-29)

mated pair, or perhaps two males (Florida, USA; 2007-12-29)

female in flight; white underwing (Florida, USA; 2007-12-29)

both sexes mottled brown overall (Florida, USA; 2007-12-29)

hiding in the reeds (Florida, USA; 2007-12-29)

blue speculm bordered both sides by black (Florida, USA; 2007-12-29)