The American Black Duck was photographed behind the Calatrava Art Museum on Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The American Black Duck was photographed behind the Calatrava Art Museum on Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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The American Black Duck is very dark with white wing linings. It has a dark head, grayish throat, and a green-yellow (male) or olive bill (fem). It has a range of the Northeastern North America to the Gulf Coast. It has habitats in marshes, bays, estuaries, ponds, rivers, and lakes. The diet consists of plant material, seeds, leaves, roots, berries, mussels, clams, snails, and insects. It dabbles for food, but rarely dives.

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