Red-legged duck

The American Black Duck is a large dabbling duck.

The Red-legged duck is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

that large red-legged duck with the wig-like curly extention to the head coat, lower left corner. What on earth is this? I once encountered a life free bird at an area yacht harbor within a mallard flock, that is an almost perfect match, but no depiction in any serious birding manual. At is an other painting from around 1680, where male Anas clypeata and male Anas penelope seem to find a bit comfort together in a dry "barnyard" full of huge peafowl. More

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Original source: Greg Miller
-Greg Miller -Author: Greg Miller
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Order : Anseriformes
Family : Anatidae
Genus : Anas
Species : rubripes
Authority : Brewster, 1902