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Mottled Duck

Anas fulvigula

This bird loves the coastal zone along the Gulf of Mexico. Looking similar to female Mallards, Mexican Ducks or American Black Ducks, they sometimes will hybridize with them, especially with the more sexually aggressive Mallards. Such interbreeding poses a threat to the future of these ducks.

Mottled Ducks in south Florida, sometimes called the Florida Duck, are a different subspecies than those living along the gulf from Louisiana to Tobasco, Mexico. Most of these ducks do not migrate far from the shores along the Gulf of Mexico.

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