Leucistic Black Duck

Subject: Leucistic Black Duck
From: brian fleming <>
Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2010 18:30:16 +1000
In 2008 I photographed a duck which was clearly a Black Duck and had the head and some body markings in mid-brown on a white ground. As this was at Darebin Parklands (Alphington) in Melbourne, where domestic X Mallard derivatives are often released, my first assumption was that it was a hybrid; but it may have been a leucistic Blackie. No, I couldn't see if it had orange feet which would indicate a hybrid. It was quite a beautiful bird in its way. I can't send the photo here, because it would be an attachment, but if anyone is interested I can e-mail it.

Anthea Fleming

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