The American Black Duck [ Pictures for Easy Identification]

Last Updated: Nov 06, 2022

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Introduction

What the American Black Duck Looks Like

The American Black Duck has overall color of dark-brown.

The American Black Duck has head color of gray-brown.

The American Black Duck has face color of gray-brown.

The American Black Duck has back color of dark-brown.

The American Black Duck has bill color of �yellow-green.

The American Black Duck has wing color of dark-brown and white and violet.

The American Black Duck has belly color of dark-brown.

The American Black Duck has tail color of dark-brown.

The American Black Duck has chest color of dark-brown.

The American Black Duck has leg color of orange.

The American Black Duck has neck color of gray.

Range and Sighting Map for the American Black Duck

US Range Map for the American Black Duck in the FALL
US Range Map for the American Black Duck in the FALL
US Range Map for the American Black Duck in the SUMMER
US Range Map for the American Black Duck in the SUMMER
US Range Map for the American Black Duck in the WINTER
US Range Map for the American Black Duck in the WINTER
US Range Map for the American Black Duck in the SPRING
US Range Map for the American Black Duck in the SPRING

Weight, Length, and Wingspan of the American Black Duck

The length of the American Black Duck is from 21.3 inches to 23.2 inches (54.1 cm to 58.9 cm).

The weight of the American Black Duck is from 25.4 ounces to 57.9 ounces (720.1 grams to 1641.4 grams).

The wingspan of the American Black Duck is from 34.6 inches to 37.4 inches (87.9 cm to 95.0 cm).

Pictures of the American Black Duck

Feeding Behavior of the American Black Duck

When feeding in water, they submerge their head and foreparts inside water and move their head around inside the water to look for food.

They rarely dive for food.

They feed on land by grazing, plucking seeds, and shallow digging for roots.

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What the American Black Duck Likes to Eat

The American Black Duck feeds on the following:

  • When in freshwater: seeds, leaves, roots, berries
  • When in tidal zones: mussels, clams, snails, small crustaceans, aquatic arthropods
  • ducklings eat many insects

Where To Find the American Black Duck

You can find the American Black Duck in the following habitats:

  • Marshes
  • bays
  • estuaries
  • ponds
  • rivers
  • lakes
  • tree-lined ponds
  • wooded swamps

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