We spotted this lesser scaup, a North American diving duck, in Houston’s Hermann Park. These ducks feed by sifting mud at the bottom of the lake.
This would be a male; the female has a brownish body – quite different.
See comments re identification.
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Nice photos! It’s a Ring-necked Duck, though, not a Lesser Scaup. They are very similar 🙂
Thanks for pointing that out – these American birds are not familiar to me, and they do look vey similar!
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