Mallards at Fairmount Park


Mallards, Anas platyrhynchos
hybridize, or are crossbred, with other species of ducks,
resulting in some strange looking critters!

These are the true mallards, male with the green head:

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Males have curled up tail feathers:

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Females are brownish with colored patches under the wings.

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Other males:

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Below is a hybrid mallard.
It is a male -- curled up tail feathers and green head -- with a crest:

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More Examples of Hybrid Mallards

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11duck1050988w 12duck1340811aw 13duck1340873w 14duck1390066w 15anas1340849w


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