Friday, May 9, 2014

Muscovy duck?

I saw three of these birds on the Ohio River bank at Huntington WV a couple of week ago. From their behavior, I'm guessing there were two males and one female.

I'm no bird expert, but these look like Muscovy ducks to me. If I'm wrong, please fill me in.


Anonymous said...

The only Muscovy ducks I've seen had black feathers with some white mixed in. Never seen a brown one.Must be crossed up with something else or been on the "Ohio" to long.

ohio981 said...

I've seen a few of the black-and-white Muscovy ducks around here. This was the first brown-and-white duck I'd seen with a Muscovy face. That's why I was wondering if it was a different type of duck or a crossbreed or something.