drake in breeding plumage(California, USA; 2007-01-27)

Anas strepera

Native Range: North America and Eurasia

Notes: one of the least colorful yet most handsome of the dabbling ducks, with breeding drake wearing a natty mixture of brown and black feathers like a fine tweed suit;

drake, dorsal view; note the white speculum (California, USA; 2007-02-18)

drake swimming; note the solid black rear (California, USA; 2007-01-27)

drake, ventral view (California, USA; 2007-01-20)

hen, showing white speculum (California, USA; 2006-07-29)
drake in eclipse plumage (California, USA; 2006-07-29) drake in breeding plumage (California, USA; 2006-12-03)
pair (California, USA; 2006-12-03) pair (California, USA; 2007-05-13)
pair (California, USA; 2007-03-04) juvenile (Michigan, USA; 2007-08-31)
hen with 9 chicks (California, USA; 2007-06-17) "Brewer's Duck" (Mallard X Gadwall hybrid) (California, USA; 2012-11-30)