Grey duck (710/2289)

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This duck appears to be predominantly grey duck, but hybridization with the introduced mallard has led to many birds, which at first glance appear to be grey ducks, showing hybrid characteristics. It has been suggested that continuing intrusion of mallard genes may drive pure grey ducks to extinction, if not already.

Common names
grey duck, Pacific black duck, parera, gray duck, black duck
Location
Lake Tarawera, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Photo ID
8577