Any ideas on this duck?

Saw this interesting looking duck while in Shrewsbury, didn't think it was a mallard or a shoveller, any ideas?

  • UPDATE: possibly a juvenile Egyptian goose?

  • In reply to some3012:

    Looks like a Muscovy X something or other 

  • In reply to some3012:

    I'd go along with BamBam that it's a Muscovy Duck, possibly a young(ish) one. You can see the beginning of the red wattles at the base of the bill. Their plumage is very variable because they've been domesticated.



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  • We have a number of ducks that look like this one on a local bit of wegtland,as a local farm has a few Muscovy ducks we think maybe these could have mated with local Mallard. WATERFOWL SEEM TO HAVE A HABIT OF CROSS BREEDING,MAYBE JUST TO PLIMOX LOCAL BIRDERS.


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