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Duck: Mallard

Unread post by Eugene123 » Sat Aug 16, 2008 9:37 am

Could you please confirm bird id?

Seen at Dikhololo December 2007

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? Northern Shoveler

The bird guides mention chestnut underparts which I cannot see and it is also mentioned as an occasional vagrant.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by arks » Sat Aug 16, 2008 1:27 pm

Eugene, I think that your 2nd bird is a mallard duck.
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Unread post by Yolandé Oelsen » Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:37 pm

And another few?? Hope no one minds?? :?

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Mallard??
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Rusty Justy » Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:03 pm

Hi Yolande,

Mallard and chicks

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