Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Ducks, Geese and Swans :: Mottled Duck

Mottled Duck Anas fulvigula

Described by: Ridgway (1874)
Alternate common name(s): Florida Duck, Florida Mallard, Dusky Duck, Mottled Mallard
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Longboat Key, Manatee County, Florida, USA - Jun 1, 2001 © William Hull  Longboat Key, Manatee County, Florida, USA - Jun 1, 2001 © William Hull  Celery Fields, Sarasota County, Florida, USA - Nov 12, 2004 © William Hull  USA - Date unknown © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi 
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Se. United States to ex. ne Mexico;
Two populations;
(1) s. Florida n. to Alachua County, Tampa.
(2) Coastal w. Louisiana from the Mississippi Delta, perhaps ranging e. to s. Mississippi and s. Alabama, to e. Texas and inland to ne. Texas s. to ex. ne. Mexico (Tamaulipas, Tampico lagoons) with some dispersal as far as c. Veracruz, San Luis Potosi.
Winters inland to s. Nuevo Leon, s. Veracruz and possibly Tabasco. Vagrants have occurred in se. Colorado, w. Kansas, Oklahoma, w. and ne. Texas.
North America n. of Mexican border
Summer and winter: Gulf coast of (1) s. FLA and (2) e. TEX, s. LOU, s. MIS and s. ALA.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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