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American Black Duck Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite: American Black ducks are 1) not a common sight in South Dakota, as they're normally found in the eastern US, and 2) are declining in number. I've only seen them a couple of times in the state, and have only been able to photograph them once, when the bird below was seen in a small pond on the west side of Sioux Falls, in November of 2018.  None of the photos are award winning quality, as most are taken from some distance! My favorite is the one below, as it provides the contrast in appearance between the American Black Duck on the right, and the mallard pair on the left.

American Black Duck - Anas rubripes

American Black Duck 1 - Anas rubripes American Black Duck 2 - Anas rubripes American Black Duck 3 - Anas rubripes American Black Duck 4 - Anas rubripes 

American Black Duck 1 (and Mallard)

November 24th, 2018
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

American Black Duck 2 (and Mallard)

November 24th, 2018
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

American Black Duck 3 (and Mallard)

November 24th, 2018
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

American Black Duck 4 (and Mallard)

November 24th, 2018
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Click here for the species description page for the American Black Duck.


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