Daily Archives: January 18, 2013

  • Ducks Photo, posted 2013-01-18


    Ducks along the Mississippi River near the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary.  The two drakes on the left and possibly the upper drake on the right are mallards.  The two lower drakes on the right side appear to be hybrid mallards.  Mallards are known to crossbreed with other duck varieties and when this happens the offspring will share features from both parents.  While these two ducks have some mallard traits, the white fronts and the white head feathers on the lower […]

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