Subject: [Tweeters] question on Mallard (?) with greenish bill Date: Mar 21 15:11:21 2005 From: Gary Bletsch - garybletsch at yahoo.com
At Reifel yesterday, right by the warming hut, there were of course many Mallards. Two or three of these birds were "different." They were in female-type plumage, but with greenish bills, in the manner of an American Black Duck. Otherwise they were just about the same as the female Mallards nearby. One suggestion I heard was that they could have been drake Mallards that were still in eclipse plumage for some reason. Does anyone know aught about these "green-billed Mallards?"
near Lyman (Skagit County), Washington
garybletsch at yahoo.com
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