Saturday, November 21, 2009

Mallards at Bonelli Park, California


Albino Mallard ?


Here is the Mallard with no color next to two normal males.  I am not certain it is an albino Mallard but I don't really know what else it could be.  If you have any ideas please leave a comment.


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7 comments:

Snap said...

How interesting. I've never seen an albino mallard, but I suppose it could happen. Nice photos.

Joy said...

Never seen that kind of duck before! Very striking.

SquirrelQueen said...

I would think there is too much pigmentation in the feathers and the eyes look dark. Perhaps the product of cross breeding, mallard with a domestic white duck?
I have seen two similar in one of our local parks and both mallards and domestics have been present on the lake at times.
Just my theory.

Gaelyn said...

Sure looks like a mallard to me, except for the lack of color. Interesting sighting.

squirrel said...

I also wondered if it was a cross between a mallard and a white duck. Both were present. It seemed to prefer the company of the mallards. The photo is pretty true to color. It looked like a B&W duck, as though the color was deleted yet it has these black like outlines. I wish I had taken more photos.

eileeninmd said...

Great shots of the Mallards.

ramblingwoods said...

Wow..those are different. There was an interesting post about different types of ducks called 'manky mallards' from 10,000 birds. I found it when I was looking for something I thought was a hybrid of some kind..

Manky Mallards