Mottled Duck Identification

Adult Description

  • Large dabbling duck.
  • Body dark brown.
  • Head and neck lighter brown.
  • White underwing linings contrast sharply with dark body in flight.
  • Greenish blue at back of wing.

Immature Description

Similar to adult.
Relative Size

Relative Sizebetween crow and goosebetween crow and goose
Measurements
  • Male
    • Length: 19.7-22.5 in (50-57.2 cm)
    • Weight: 30.9-43.8 oz (876-1241 g)
    • Wingspan: 33.5-343.3 in (85-872 cm)
  • Female
    • Length: 19.7-21.0 in (46.9-53.4 cm)
    • Weight: 24.7-40.6 oz (699-1151 g)
    • Wingspan: 31.5-327.2 in (80-831 cm)