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    Mottled Duck

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    Mottled Duck

    Anas fulvigula
    • ORDER: Anseriformes
    • FAMILY: Anatidae
    Basic Description

    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.

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    Other Names
    • Pato Tejano (Spanish)
    • Canard brun (French)
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