Mottled Duck (Anas fulvigula)

Breeds along the gulf coast of the US from GA along FL and all the way down into Mexico. An introduced population in South Carolina is doing quite well. North Carolina has only a few records, including the birds below.
Mottled Duck (Anas fulvigula) Mottled Duck (Anas fulvigula)
Brunswick Co., NC
24 Nov 2007

Note pale head with unmarked schoolbus-yellow bill and the black spot at the base of the bill.

Mottled Duck (Anas fulvigula) Mottled Duck (Anas fulvigula)
Brunswick Co., NC
24 Nov 2007

Brighter-billed male is on the left, female on the right.

Mottled Duck (Anas fulvigula) Mottled Duck (Anas fulvigula)
Brunswick Co., NC
24 Nov 2007

Mottled Duck (Anas fulvigula) Mottled Duck (Anas fulvigula)
Brunswick Co., NC
24 Nov 2007

Mottled Duck (Anas fulvigula) Mottled Duck (Anas fulvigula)
Brunswick Co., NC
24 Nov 2007


Mottled Duck (Anas fulvigula) Mottled Duck (Anas fulvigula)
Eagle Lakes Park, Collier Co., FL
14 Feb 2014
Mottled Duck (Anas fulvigula) Mottled Duck (Anas fulvigula)
Eagle Lakes Park, Collier Co., FL
14 Feb 2014
Mottled Duck (Anas fulvigula) Mottled Duck (Anas fulvigula)
Eagle Lakes Park, Collier Co., FL
14 Feb 2014

Mottled Duck (Anas fulvigula) Mottled Duck (Anas fulvigula)
Pond at NC Aquarium at Ft. Fisher, New Hanover Co., NC
25 Jan 2014

With Hooded Mergansers

Mottled Duck (Anas fulvigula) Mottled Duck (Anas fulvigula)
Pond at NC Aquarium at Ft. Fisher, New Hanover Co., NC
25 Jan 2014

Mottled Duck (Anas fulvigula)
Ten Thousand Islands NWR, Collier Co., FL
4 Mar 2017
Mottled Duck (Anas fulvigula)
Ten Thousand Islands NWR, Collier Co., FL
4 Mar 2017

With Blue-winged Teal


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