What kind of duck is this?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Snefnuk, Mar 26, 2015.

  1. Snefnuk

    Snefnuk New Egg

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    We found a duck at the beach, who was weak and cold so we took it back home with us. It is now starting to get better, but exactly what kind of duck is it we have found? Any help much appreciated :)
    It is all black, feet, beak and body, with a partly grey head. It is about 30-35 cm from tail to head.
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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Not sure but dif wild, I'd contact a water fowl rescue or rehabber, wild ducks need different nourishment than domestic and someone experienced should be able to help it get back to the wild better. Bless you for taking it in and helping it.
     
  3. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like a really dark wigeon just from looking at the head part

    but also it looks like a diving type duck ( so not related to mallard and doesnt dabbel as much as it dives for food )
     
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  4. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what contienent are u on that could help
     
  5. Snefnuk

    Snefnuk New Egg

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    Im from Denmark in Europa :)
     
  6. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ohh then i live in the usa similar ducks are in both areas but also i think some different ones you miight want to go to where am i ? Where are u threads and see if anybody near your area knows what kind of duck it is.
     
  7. Snefnuk

    Snefnuk New Egg

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    Oh okay i see. Thanks :)
     
  8. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hope you find out :)
     
  9. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a male Ruddy Duck in non-breeding plumage, or a juvenile male.
     
  10. Dr. Todd

    Dr. Todd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a Common Scoter if you're in Denmark. Definitely something for a specialist to treat if it's not dead already
     

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