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Duck at the Prospect Park Pond The snow has melted and this beautiful duck decided to inspect a wet tree stump as a place to perch.  American Black Duck,Anas rubripes,Duck,Pond,Prospect Park Click/tap to enlarge

Duck at the Prospect Park Pond

The snow has melted and this beautiful duck decided to inspect a wet tree stump as a place to perch.

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The American Black Duck is a large dabbling duck. American Black Ducks are similar to Mallards in size, and resemble the female Mallard in coloration, although the Black Duck's plumage is darker. It is native to eastern North America and has shown reduction in numbers and increasing hybridization with the more common Mallard as that species has spread with man-made habitat changes.

Similar species: Ducks, Geese, Etc.
Species identified by Mary Frank
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By Mary Frank

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Uploaded Apr 22, 2014. Captured Apr 1, 2014 06:56.
  • Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
  • f/8.0
  • 1/202s
  • ISO1600
  • 129mm