Forum > Identifying Birds > Duck Identification From Florida - Please ?

Joey Posted 24-May-2018 13:24
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Hi - I took these photos in Florida and have been unable to identify them. I have looked in books and thought the top photo is a Female King Eider Duck???

But the bottom photo is puzzling - I can't find a duck with orange legs, brown body, black head and it has a small blue patch down the side ?? - Appreciate any help Thanks.

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WilliamH Posted 29-May-2018 13:30
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Hi Joey!
Your first photo is either a female or immature Gadwall duck.
Your second is of a common mallard duck.  The image is backlit so it appears very dark, but the shape, size, and the bit of color visible screams drake mallard!  
Hope this helps!


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WilliamH Posted 29-May-2018 13:32
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Hi Joey!
Your first photo is either a female or immature Gadwall duck.
Your second is of a common mallard duck.  The image is backlit so it appears very dark, but the shape, size, and the bit of color visible screams drake mallard!  
Hope this helps!


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WilliamH Posted 29-May-2018 13:34
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Hi Joey!
Your first photo is either a female or immature Gadwall duck.
Your second is of a common mallard duck.  The image is backlit so it appears very dark, but the shape, size, and the bit of color visible screams drake mallard!  
Hope this helps!


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Joey Posted 03-Jun-2018 15:34
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Hi there - Many thanks for your help - I have some more from Florida to identify - I will get them uploaded soon! - Thank You. 

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