Mottled duck

Mottled duck

Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
SPECIES
Anas fulvigula
Life Span
5 years
WEIGHT
810-1330 g
LENGTH
50-61 cm
WINGSPAN
243-270 mm

The mottled duck or mottled mallard is a medium-sized dabbling duck. It is intermediate in appearance between the female mallard and the American black duck. It is closely related to those species, and is sometimes considered a subspecies of the former, but this is inappropriate . There are two distinct subspecies of the mottled duck. One subspecies, the Gulf Coast mottled duck, lives on the Gulf of Mexico coast between Alabama and Tamaulipas ; outside the breeding season, individual birds may venture as far south as Veracruz. The other, the Florida mottled duck, is resident in central and southern Florida and occasionally strays north to Georgia. The same disjunct distribution pattern was also historically found in the local sandhill cranes. Individuals of both subspecies were introduced into South Carolina in the 1970s and 1980s, where the birds of mixed ancestry have greatly expanded in range, extending through the Atlantic coastal plain of Georgia into northeastern Florida. Along the Gulf of Mexico coast, the mottled duck is one of the most frequently banded waterfowl. This is due in part to the fact that it is mostly non-migratory. Approximately one out of every 20 mottled ducks is banded, making it an extremely prized and sought after bird among hunters.

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Di

Diurnal

Om

Omnivore

Te

Terrestrial

Te

Territorial

Co

Congregatory

Ov

Oviparous

Pr

Precocial

Wa

Waterfowl

Mo

Monogamy

So

Social

Mi

Migrating

M

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Distribution

Geography

Continents
Biogeographical realms

Mottled duck habitat map

Climate zones

Habits and Lifestyle

Seasonal behavior
Bird's call

Diet and Nutrition

Mating Habits

MATING BEHAVIOR
INDEPENDENT AGE
65 to 70 days

References

1. Mottled duck Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mottled_duck
2. Mottled duck on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22680178/95209889
3. Xeno-canto bird call - https://xeno-canto.org/455256

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