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Anseriformes > Anatidae

American Black Duck

Anas rubripes

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Nearly identical to Mallard in size and shape. Chocolate body is significantly darker than female Mallard. They dabble at the water's surface and tip-up at edges of wetlands to feed on aquatic plants and invertebrates. Can gather in large flocks in saltmarshes and other tidal areas.

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