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BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK , FARMINGTON HILLS, OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN, 19 OCTOBER 2019

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While I stood on the grass between the curb and pond just north of 24558 El Marco in Farmington Hills, the Black-bellied Whistling-Duck swam up to me with accompanying domestic ducks--dumpy over-sized Mallards having curly feathers above the tail, but with patches of white on the head, neck, breast or anywhere else, some simply being dusky throughout. Since I had no handouts for the ducks, they swam to the aforementioned address, walked up the sloping lawn then to the driveway and waited near the doorway. I am aware a wild duck can learn new feeding habits from its domestic associates. Nevertheless, suspicious thoughts of its provenance arose. For the rest see: www.flickr.com/photos/snow-shadow/albums/72157711442865752

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BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK
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