What kind of bird?

What kind of bird?   -SLB

2012_08_12
Seen at a pond in Gulfport, Florida

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8 responses to “What kind of bird?

  1. looks like a Pekin Duck

    • Misunderstanding! It is public, so that folks who are interested can participate. WordPress is set up so that only members can post, so I was inviting you to be able to do more if you are interested. In addition to posting photos to have identified, now we are posting photos to quiz others about their skills. We are here to be educational and to have fun. We are always happy to have people participate. Period.

    • Sorry for the misunderstanding. Please read the message I posted on the blog site. Thanks. -SLB

  2. This is an escaped domestic duck, I would guess. We have a few of these in the Vancouver area, too.

  3. I know what it is (well I would, wouldn’t I !). More later. 🙂

    • DaLo, there is a rumor going around that the domestic duck Pierre referred to did not escape, but walked away from its home in Hernando County, Florida. That’s how you claim to know what it is. It left because there was a dispute about whether it should be counted as an eBird find. Pierre and Corrie, eBird contributions would probably wither away and die in Hernando County, Florida, were it not for DaLo, known as da10 on WordPress because his “real” user name was taken. And, how did you do the smiley thingy?

  4. It’s actually a Crested Duck (domestic type).

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crested_Duck_(domestic_breed)

    Smiley? Just hold down Ctrl + Alt + Shift + S + PageDown + Tab + F19 (and then say “Face” into the mic) and then select the colour from the drop down menu (I use Autumnal Gold 2).

    OR – just do colon right-bracket. 🙂

  5. I’m in agreement with DaLo….but I would add that it’s a Crested White Duck… They are not to be confused with Mallards whose crest is at the rear end….or would they be considered “curls”? 🙂