Rare duck for these parts.

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  1. Kildale

    Kildale Nature's Window

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    An American Black duck has been in a local park for a few weeks now. rare for here.

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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Oh boy this is just one of the reasons that I like your photographs so much. You show us wildlife that I didn't even know existed. I love the black eye stripe and the flash of blue on the wings of this duck. With a yellow bill and orange feet it's a really attractive bird.
     
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    Can't say as I've ever seen a black duck before. I think it's name should be rolie polie duck.
     
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    Another marvelous photo, introducing a very attractive duck! I've never seen a Black Duck before. I'll have to consult my bird books to see if we have them in this area.
     



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    Kildale Nature's Window

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    The scientific name is Anas rubripes.
     
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    Lovely photo Kildale :)
     

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