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      Found a baby bird or a sick or injured bird?   07/11/17

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Found this bird swimming in a little lagoon near a marina in Bellingham, WA. It was surrounded by mallards and Canadian geese. Size wise: it was bigger than the mallards but smaller than the geese. Never seen this bird before. 

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Welcome to Whatbird! Not sure what to tell you about that error code -- I've never uploaded directly to this site. But the overall memory limit here is quite small, so what most of us do is to use a third-party site like Flick'r or imgurr, and then either provide a link, or post the BBCode into your post here. (On Flick'r, it's on the share menu.)

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Welcome to Whatbird! This looks like a domestic duck, which come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. Most domestic ducks are descendants of the Mallard, which I would guess this one is by the bill, but coloring has me wondering if there is some domestic Muscovy in there. Can/do Domestic Mallards and Muscovies breed?

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31 minutes ago, geoffclarke said:

Welcome to Whatbird! This looks like a domestic duck, which come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. Most domestic ducks are descendants of the Mallard, which I would guess this one is by the bill, but coloring has me wondering if there is some domestic Muscovy in there. Can/do Domestic Mallards and Muscovies breed?

i think they can...but quite rare...bill makes me think this is not one just a domestic mallard mutt

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I definitely got the domestic duck vibe from it's bill. The coloring and larger size, however, threw me off. Thank you all for your help!

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