Unidentified duck or goose

I was feeding the ducks,geese and the swans on the River Thames in Reading earlier today, and I came across this lovely looking bird. Could someone please help and identify it please.

  • Looks like a Muscovy duck but wait for other opinions Brian.


    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • It's not completely clear from the photo but it looks like a Muscovy duck - essentially a feral species that has escaped captivity but examples pop up all over the place. They come in a variety of colours but tend to have red wattles on their faces


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