Mottled Duck

Other Names: Mottled Mallard

Distribution: Gulf Coast of the United States and Mexico.

Mottled Duck distribution range map

Description:

Size: 53-58 cm in length with a 70-80 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Mottled dark brown and sandy overall. The throat is tawny, and the tail is dark. The bill is yellow to yellowish-gray and the eyes are black.

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Mottled Duck

Mottled Duck

Bill Shape
spatulate
Regions
alabama
arkansas
florida
georgia
illinois
iowa
kansas
kentucky
louisiana
mexico
mississippi
nebraska
north carolina
north dakota
oklahoma
ontario
south carolina
tennessee
texas
Tail Shape
fan-shaped-tail
Wing Shape
tapered-wings
Action
walking
Behavior
flocks
Markings
cross
Sounds
soft
Location
ground dwelling
north in summer
north in winter
south in summer
south in winter
Habitat
coasts
Marshes
Color
sheen
brown
Body Shape
duck
Size
large
Order
ducks, geese and swans - anatidae
ducks, geese and swans - anseriformes
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species