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Merlin Bird ID

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    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
    • Male
      • Length: 17.3-24.0 in (44-61 cm)
      • Weight: 20.8-48.7 oz (590-1380 g)
      • Wingspan: 33.5-35.4 in (85-90 cm)
    • Female
      • Wingspan: 31.5-33.5 in (80-85 cm)