Length: 21-23 in Weight: 1.5-3.5 lbs
Similar to female Mallard, but darker overall with a grayish face and olive/yellow bill. Male and female American Black Ducks look similar.
Present in eastern North America. Breed as far north as northern Canada, and winter south to the Gulf Coast.
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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