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Ducks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)

American Black Duck (Anas rubripes) - HBW 1, p. 606

French: Canard noirâtre German: Dunkelente 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.

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