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Old May 20, 2005, 7:18 PM   #1
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Old May 21, 2005, 12:52 PM   #3
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No takers on either?
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Old May 21, 2005, 1:25 PM   #4
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No takers on either?
You really don't want my comments....:evil:

Both of these Ducks are the same species. They are the "Hay Backed Mange Duck."

This Duck, as a protective action, morphs into "Mange" mode in order to avoid becoming it's close relative the "Duck * L'orange," another well known Duck species.

These BTW are excellent photo's of this action in progress, and I would bet good money, that while you can be talked into eating the first, the second, showing the morph stage, certainly doesn't look appitising...

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...Hmmm, were these taken down by the nuclear plant? :?

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Old May 21, 2005, 9:46 PM   #6
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haha nice....

i researched various waterfowl sites for over 2 hours and haven't been able to ID either of these species :\
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Old May 22, 2005, 9:19 AM   #7
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In all seriousness, while the first, at least looks like a North American Duck, simply can't find a color match - who knows? Hybrid?

The second ducks look like nothing from this continent. I'm not an ornothologist, but I would seriouly consider sending the pictures to one. They both, but especially the second, don't belong here....

Really ought to check...:idea:

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Old May 22, 2005, 11:38 AM   #8
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I actually got an ID on the first one from a professional...

"inbred drake Mallard showing typically screwed-up, highly variable plumage"

lol..

still waiting on the second one
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