[TN-Bird] Re: Leucistic Mallard?

  • From: Michael Todd <birder1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, dusscrow@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2015 07:52:05 -0800

Dustin,

This certainly looks like a leucistic female Mallard to me. This shows up in 
presumably wild Mallards often, but who knows on some birds if some domestic 
Mallard genes might have been introduced at some point. Not something I've 
looked at much though....

Thanks for sharing!

Mike Todd
McKenzie, TN
birder1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
www.pbase.com/mctodd

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On Mon, 2/2/15, Dustin Crowell <dusscrow@xxxxxxx> wrote:

 Subject: [TN-Bird] Leucistic Mallard?
 To: "tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
 Date: Monday, February 2, 2015, 6:17 AM
 
 1/31/15Radnor Lake
 State Natural Area, Davidson County
 (This is my third attempt to send this email. I
 had to convert the picture to fit the size limits.) I
 spotted a very interesting duck from a distance on the lake
 Saturday. For a brief, exciting moment I though it may be
 a sea duck, but not so. It turned out to be a white female
 mallard. I'm not sure if it is a domestic hybrid or
 possibly a leucistic bird. Someone with more
 experience on this may know. I've attached very blurry
 pictures I took with a point-and-shoot thru a
 spotting scope (sorry for poor quality). Any
 ideas? Dustin
 CrowellNashville,
 TN
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