|To:||Martin Butterfield <>, chatline <>|
|Subject:||Mallards? at West Belconnen Pond|
|From:||Michael Lenz <>|
|Date:||Thu, 25 May 2017 22:52:37 +0000|
The "Mallards" at WBP in Julie Clark's photos show some areas of white in their plumage true mallards would not have. The female shows some white on the neck, the rear flanks of the male are whiter than in true mallards. Also, when you observe these birds for longer and see some stretching their wings or preening themselves, you can discover other small areas of white in their plumage.
Finally, last season a 'mallard' brood (led by 2 females) included 1 uniform yellow duckling. It has grown into an adult with far more whitish wash to its plumage than its brothers and sisters. I personally enter these birds as Mallard (Domestic type) on my ebird entries.
On 26 May 2017 at 04:45, Martin Butterfield <> wrote:
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