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marcmccalmont
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« on: October 18, 2009, 09:44:14 AM »
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Saw this duck(?) in southern New Hampshire this week
not sure what it is ? I couldn't find it in a waterfowl guide.
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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2009, 01:21:23 PM »
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Well?  It's not a species native to eastern North America that I'm familiar with, so you're not going to find it in any waterfowl guide.  Looks like it might be a hybrid of some sort, probably an escaped domestic.

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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2009, 11:50:33 AM »
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It's a Mallard crossed with a domestic duck of some kind.  I don't know about the fluffy head, but the curl on the tail feathers gives away the Mallard portion.

Mallard crosses are pretty common, but they can have a wide range of appearance.

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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2009, 11:53:46 AM »
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That is one stylish do.
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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2009, 02:43:17 PM »
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Possibly a juvenile Aflac duck.
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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2009, 02:51:50 PM »
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Looking at my Stokes book, it looks like it might be a cross with a Mallard and a Red Breasted Merganser or even a Hooded Merganser.  

Just my nonprofessional guess.
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« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2009, 02:58:22 PM »
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Definitely the result of Rex Murphy fulminating in the wild - he never ducks an issue.
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« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2009, 02:58:47 PM »
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Hi,

The below is a picture of a Crested duck (European name). Suspect your feathered friend is a hybrid between this and a Mallard!





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« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2009, 05:16:06 PM »
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Puts me in mind of Harpo Marx...

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« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2009, 08:29:35 AM »
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Based on Andy's photo, i guess my Aflac juvenile guess wasn't so far off after all!!
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