Mottled Duck Anas fulvigula Ridgway, 1874Reviewable (MD/DCRC)    Synonyms: MODU.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Aves   >   Order Anseriformes   >   Family Anatidae   >   Genus Anas   

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Clive Harris documented Maryland's apparent first state record MOTTLED DUCK along the C&O Canal at Carderock, Montgomery County on 12/26/2021. That said, there appears to be some earlier documentation (unidentified at the time) establishing an earlier date. Mottled Duck is a Mallard relative of the southeastern U.S., especially Florida and the Gulf Coast. Distinguishing Mottled Ducks from American Black Duck and Mallard hybrids can be challenging. In fact, hybridization with Mallards is a real threat to the species' future. That said, this one looks great and many experts have weighed in saying so. Pending MD/DCRC acceptance, we have another new bird species for Maryland.

There are 21 records in the project database.

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Mottled Duck in Montgomery Co., Maryland (12/28/2021). No rights reserved. Photo by Andy Wilson via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Mottled Duck in Montgomery Co., Maryland (12/27/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Mottled Duck in Montgomery Co., Maryland (12/28/2021). (c) Tim Frye, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Tim Frye via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Mottled Duck in Montgomery Co., Maryland (12/28/2021). (c) Tim Frye, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Tim Frye via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Mottled Duck in Montgomery Co., Maryland (12/27/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Mottled Duck (front) in Montgomery Co., Maryland (12/28/2021). (c) Tim Frye, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Tim Frye via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Mottled Duck in Montgomery Co., Maryland (1/2/2022). (c) David Kidwell, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA). Photo by Dave Kidwell. (MBP list)

Mottled Duck in Montgomery Co., Maryland (12/27/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Mottled Duck (back) in Montgomery Co., Maryland (12/27/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Mottled Duck in Montgomery Co., Maryland (1/1/2022). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Mottled Duck in Montgomery Co., Maryland (12/28/2021). (c) Tim Frye, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Tim Frye via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Mottled Duck in Montgomery Co., Maryland (12/27/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Mottled Duck in Montgomery Co., Maryland (12/28/2021). (c) Tim Frye, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Tim Frye via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Mottled Duck in Montgomery Co., Maryland (12/27/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Mottled Duck in Montgomery Co., Maryland (12/28/2021). (c) Gregg Petersen, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Gregg Petersen via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Mottled Duck in Montgomery Co., Maryland (12/28/2021). (c) Gregg Petersen, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Gregg Petersen via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Mottled Duck in Montgomery Co., Maryland (2/4/2022). (c) Dave Roberts, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Dave Roberts. (MBP list)

Mottled Duck in Montgomery Co., Maryland (12/27/2021). (c) Stella Tea, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stella Tea via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Mottled Duck in Montgomery Co., Maryland (12/27/2021). First state record found by Clive Harris on 12/26/2021. (c) Kyle Klotz, all rights reserved. Photo by Kyle Klotz. (MBP list)

Mottled Duck in Montgomery Co., Maryland (12/27/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Mottled Duck in Montgomery Co., Maryland (12/28/2021). (c) Gregg Petersen, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Gregg Petersen via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Mottled Duck in Montgomery Co., Maryland (12/27/2021). (c) Stella Tea, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stella Tea via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Mottled Duck in Montgomery Co., Maryland (12/29/2021). (c) dansmall, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Dan Small. (MBP list)

Mottled Duck in Montgomery Co., Maryland (12/28/2021). (c) fkf2h, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by fkf2h via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Mottled Duck in Montgomery Co., Maryland (1/1/2022). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Mottled Duck in Montgomery Co., Maryland (1/1/2022). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Mottled Duck in Montgomery Co., Maryland (1/1/2022). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)


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