Scene in Edmonds: Muscovy duck

Photographer Ken Pickle spotted this Muscovy duck in Pineridge Park Friday — the first time he has see one there.
  1. Interesting. According to iBird PRO, that bird should be in Texas and generally doesn’t migrate.

    1. I know. They’re not in any of our bird books. However, I have seen several in the Western Washington Birding group post a few pictures on their FB page, so they are becoming more common.

  2. Feral domestic female Muscovy. Barred pattern. Might be laying (egg pouch seems prominent). Wild Muscovy ducks are not as heavy and barely get into the USA in extreme southern Texas. Feral domestic version is found in many places and in Florida and similar areas can be considered a pest.

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