Merlin

Mottled Duck Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    A relatively large duck, similar in size to a Mallard, with a sturdy body, short neck, short tail, and moderately long bill.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Blue-winged Teal, smaller than a Common Merganser.

    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: 32.7-34.3 in (83.1-87.2 cm)
    • Female
      • Length: 18.5-21.0 in (46.9-53.4 cm)
      • Weight: 24.7-40.6 oz (699-1151 g)
      • Wingspan: 31.5-327.2 in (80-831 cm)