This male Muscovy duck has both black and touches of grey.

Life in Colour: black/grey

Comments
  1. ledrakenoir says:

    At my childhood we had this kind of ducks, one drake and five ducks. At a time the we had a pure white drake (but with the blushing red head). They were calm but fearless when someone or something threatened them. 🙂

  2. They’re so interesting looking aren’t they.

  3. peggy says:

    Almost looks like a chicken. A gorgeous bird.

  4. I see these guys when I walk in the condo neighborhood in SC. They definitely catch your eye.

  5. I don’t think those ducks are in my area.

  6. Heyjude says:

    And beautifully photographed on a watered silk background.

  7. Never seen one like this before!

  8. Leya says:

    Never seen one like this!

  9. de Wets Wild says:

    What a beautiful photograph, Janet. It looks like he is swimming on a lake of molten metal!

  10. Resa says:

    Ah, a very handsome fellow, indeed!
    Wonderfully shot, Janet!

  11. Janet, do you have an eBird account? If not, your observations would probably be important!

    Down here the ‘true’ Muscovy Duck is very rare, and the dometics are not seen too often. I have no idea what their status is ‘up there.’

    Loved both the him and her posts!

    • Lisa, I don’t have an account but I’m also not too good at identifying all the birds I see. I need to get better. I’ve only seen this pair at the Preserve. They seem to be permanent residents.

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