Baking: American Black Duck

 

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Anas rubripes

Length: 21-23 in Weight: 1.5-3.5 lbs

Identification:

Similar to female Mallard, but darker overall with a grayish face and olive/yellow bill. Male and female American Black Ducks look similar.

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Distribution: 

Present in eastern North America. Breed as far north as northern Canada, and winter south to the Gulf Coast.

Cool Facts:

American Black Ducks hybridize regularly with Mallards. While hybridization is not a large concern for a widespread species like the Mallard, there is some concern that this hybridization may exacerbate the slow population decline of American Black Ducks.

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References:

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