American Black Duck

Anas rubripes
American Black Duck specimens on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Common permanent resident, with larger wintering populations than summer populations. Nests from mid-March to early September. Found in marshes, ponds, bays, and estuaries. Sexes are similar. The two forms shown here, one with red legs, one with greenish legs, interbreed freely.