Male has brown head, white underparts and neck with white line extending onto side of head, grayish back and sides, and long, black, pointed central tail feathers. Speculum metallic brown and green with white rear border that shows in flight.
Guest 10-Dec-2017 18:01: I have a picture of a black duck with just a few white feathers on the top of its head, can anyone ID this for me.
Apr 23, 2016 · One has black and yellow spotted feet and one has all black feet. The black-footed one *looks* like a Cayuga or black East Indies duckling (prob too big to be EI). I can’t find any other duck breeds with black feet and I didn’t think either of those was a possibility in the mix.
It has a black back, a white triangle in front of the folded wing, an angular head, white bars on the bill and uniformly dark wings Females resemble scaup and redhead females. They have an angular head and a white band near the bill tip
When most non-birders think of ducks, they picture the common mallard or various hybrid ducks on local ponds. Birders know, however, that there are many different types of ducks, few of which actually have the word “duck” in their name.
The American Coot is a plump, chickenlike bird with a rounded head and a sloping bill. Their tiny tail, short wings, and large feet are visible on the rare occasions they take flight.
A black duck X Mallard male will often have the mostly dull plumage of the black duck and some green on the head. It may or may not have the curled feathers over the tail, and the speculum can be blue like a Mallard or more purple like the black duck.
The American Black Duck hides in plain sight in shallow wetlands of eastern North America. They often flock with the ubiquitous Mallard, where they look quite similar to female Mallards. But take a second look through a group of brown ducks to notice the dark chocolate-brown flanks, pale grayish face, and olive-yellow bill of an American Black Duck.
Wood Duck. (Aix sponsa). In the breeding season, the male Wood Duck has iridescent green and purple head with long drooping green crest. There is a thin white line from the bill…
The Indian spot-billed duck (Anas poecilorhyncha) The wings are whitish with black flight feathers below, and from above show a white-bordered green The male has a red spot on the base of the bill, which is absent or inconspicuous in the smaller but otherwise similar female.