Mottled Duck

Anas fulvigula

ML229490591


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Marky Mutchler
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eBird Checklist S68220905
Loess Bluffs NWR
Holt, Missouri, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 40.0689, -95.2353 Map

Age
Not specified
Sex
Not specified
Behaviors
Breeding
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Observation details

Continuing bird— Bird only seen sitting and feeding, but the views suggest pure Mottled. Darker tail, gape spot, clean supercilium, eyeline disjunct from nape and crown, clear buffy cheeks, and general body pattern all about as good as can get for mottled. Sent photos of bird to those with experience with hybrids and all concluded bird is pure from what is visible. Unfortunately, no spread wing was viewed so despite the bird appearing pure, the speculum could tell a different story. Submitting as mottled for now, but wouldn’t mind a spreadwing to confirm. EDIT: spreadwing was acquired the following day and shows no large white borders, confirming this to be a phenotypically pure Mottled.

Technical Information

Model
NIKON D7200
f-stop
f/7.1
Focal length
500 mm
Shutter speed
1/1250 sec
ISO
800
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
297KB
Dimensions
1094 x 729

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