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American Black Duck

Canard noir

Anas rubripes

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Life, Habitat & Pictures of the American Black Duck

B L W W W Family Latin Name
23" 58.4cm 35" 88.9cm 2.6 lb. 1179.3g Anatidae Anas rubripes

  • Summer
  • Year Around
  • Winter
American Black Duck

Distribution: The American Black Duck is the largest native duck in North America. This waterfowl was almost extirpated because of overhunting and hybridizing with the Mallard. It is seen from the northern boundaries of Quebec and around James Bay to the northern borders of Ontario and Manitoba. It is also found south to Oklahoma and east to the northern regions of Florida, north along the Atlantic coast into Nova Scotia. Some of these ducks will stay around the Great Lakes all year around.

References to Other Bird Sites:

Avibase - the world bird database

ABA - American Birding Association

AOS - The American Ornitholgy Society

ABC - American Bird Conservancy

eBird - TheCornellLab of Ornithology

NA - National Geographic

NAC - National Audubon Society

Classic Collection of North American Birds