Male ducks are easily identifiable by their colourful, iridescent plumage. After breeding, the drakes lose their colourful feathers and don their so-called eclipse plumage. During this time, only the yellow bill can be used to tell them apart from the females.
Fun fact: Drakes do not have a brown mark on their bill, unlike females.
Scientific name: Anas platyrhynchos
Global home: Worldwide
Conservation status: Least concern
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