American Black Duck
Anas rubripes

f9 @ 1/2500s, ISO:1600, Nikon D3S w 500mm and 1.7X tele-extender


"American Black Duck," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.The American Black Duck is a large dabbling duck. American Black Ducks are similar to Mallards in size, and resemble the female Mallard in coloration, although the Black Duck's plumage is darker. It is native to eastern North America and has shown reduction in numbers and increasing hybridization with the more common Mallard as that species has spread with man-made habitat changes.
Little Pond, Falmouth, Massachusetts
 
03/19/2014