During the last week, I received some terrific photos from two readers who had encountered a very distinctive duck at Brazos Bend State Park in Texas. They weren’t quite sure about its identity, but I bet you have some ideas. Take a guess, then check out the link after the photos to see if you’re right!

Odd duck © Chris Hirsch

Odd duck © Tom Ellis


Did you identify this duck correctly? Gloat or repent in the comments…

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Mike is a leading authority in the field of standardized test preparation, but he's also a traveler who fully expects to see every bird in the world. Besides founding 10,000 Birds in 2003, Mike has also created a number of other entertaining but now extirpated nature blog resources, particularly the Nature Blog Network and I and the Bird.