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Saturday, April 18, 2015

"Painted" Duck with Blue Right Eye and Brown Left Eye - Photograph

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This is 3 of 3 posts of photographs that I took near Mill Hollow Park in Fairfield, CT this past week.

For lack of a formal name for this duck species, I called it a "Painted" duck, like a Painted Pony horse. This female was in a group of four, with the other three being male Mallard ducks, although one of the males only had the metallic green head of a Mallard, while most of the rest of his body was brown.

The distinguishing features of this "Painted" duck was that she had a blue right eye and a brown left eye. She also had a white tear drop mark on the left side of her face. Both she and the "Mallard Head" duck were larger than the two standard size male Mallard ducks.

4 comments:

Anni said...

Absolutely amazing!!!! Love the pattern of colors, and the fact of one brown eye and one blue.

Phenomenal.

NatureFootstep said...

maybe the unusual birds was sibings from a crossbreed or something.

Marie C said...

Really fascinating! I've seen the two different color eyes happen in people actually twice.

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful captures.