Mixed Mallard

Mallard Hybrid. Photo James Kusz.

Photographer James Kusz spotted and photographed this extraordinary Mallard. It’s a white-breasted brown Mallard. Mallards are known for hybridizing with other waterfowl, with or without consent, and sometimes the result looks like this. Very likely the other parent was a white domestic duck, probably also a Mallard descendant. Photos of this and similar hybrids are collected on this website.

It’s hard to tell whether this is a male or a female. The body coloring suggests female but the green head points male. I guess we just have to wait and see.

Click here for other James Kusz images. More Mallard images in the park.

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