American Black Duck

Anas rubripes

Habitat: Lakes, ponds, rivers, coastal marshes.

  • The American Black Duck, a close relative of the mallard, is less common and not usually found near humans.
  • A dabbling duck, it feeds on aquatic plants in shallow water and also on animals including mollusks, earthworms, amphibians and fishes.
  • Coloring is dark with a lighter head and purple wing patch.