American Black Duck (Anas rubripes) - HBW 1, p. 606
French: Canard noirâtre
Spanish: Anade Sombrío
Other common names: North American Black Duck, Black Duck/Mallard
Taxonomy: Anas obscura rubripes Brewster, 1902, Lake Umbagog, New Hampshire shore.
Forms superspecies with A. platyrhynchos, A. melleri and A. undulata. Sometimes considered a subspecies of A. platyrhynchos, with which frequently interbreeds in the wild. Monotypic.
Distribution: E Canada from Manitoba to Newfoundland, S to E USA as far S as North Carolina.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 9 videos
A bird chasing another bird twice, and preening Locality Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Assateague Island, Virginia, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Robert Schaefer 26 November 2005 6 years ago 25 sec 4.5
A drake preening (vagrant). Locality Mellomdammen, Saetre, Buskerud County, Norway (Monotypic species)
Eric Roualet 23 September 2012 1 year ago 27 sec 4.2
A likely hybrid of Mallard and American Black Duck (Anas platyrrhynchos x A. rubripes), preening on one leg. Locality Mud Lake Conservation Area, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Josep del Hoyo 15 June 2013 15 weeks ago 43 sec 4.1
Wash Locality Quebec, Canada
Lemell Michel 31 August 2013 8 weeks ago 20 sec 4
Relaxing & preening Locality St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
mattdavis 25 September 2011 1 year ago 35 sec 4
Several birds resting on the water Locality Bayshore, Islip, Long Island, New York, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Curt Kessler 30 November 2005 7 years ago 17 sec 3.4
PhotosSee all 15 photos
Locality Quebec, Canada
Lemell Michel 31 August 2013 9 weeks ago 4.4
Female swimming in the bay.
Locality LaSalle Park, Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Miriam Bauman 7 January 2012 1 year ago 4.1
AMERICAN BLACK DUCK
Locality Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Ed McAskill 30 March 2009 2 years ago 4
Male preening showing speculum
Locality Quidi Vidi Lake, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Todd Boland 7 January 2007 4 years ago 4
Two males on the ice.
Locality Whitby, Durham Region, Ontario, Canada
Miriam Bauman 6 February 2005 3 years ago 3.9
Male near a pond in Halifax Public Garden.
Locality Halifax Public Gardens, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Antonio Silveira 11 September 2013 11 weeks ago 3.8
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