Mottled DuckAnas fulvigula
- ORDER: Anseriformes
- FAMILY: Anatidae
The only duck adapted to breeding in southern marshes, the Mottled Duck is a dull relative of the Mallard. It is in danger of being displaced by introduced Mallards, primarily because of hybridization.More ID Info
- Pato Tejano (Spanish)
- Canard brun (French)
- Cool Facts
- Compared to other species of ducks, pair formation occurs early, with nearly 80% of all individuals paired by November. Breeding starts in January, continuing through to July and usually peaking in March and April.
- The oldest recorded Mottled Duck was at least 13 years, 7 months old when he was shot in Florida, the same state where he had been banded.