American Black Duck (Species:Anas rubripes)

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Genus: Anas
Species: Anas rubripes


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the american black duck (anas rubripes) is a large dabbling duck in the family anatidae. it was described by william brewster in 1902. it is the heaviest species in the anas genus, weighing 720–1,640 g (1.59–3.62 lb) on average and measuring 54–59 cm (21–23 in) in length with a 88–95 cm (35–37 in) wingspan. it somewhat resembles the female mallard in coloration, but has a darker plumage. the male and female are generally similar in appearance, but the male's bill is yellow.


American Black Duck
American Black Duck
American Black Duck
American Black Duck