Marbled Duck (Marbled Teal) Marmaronetta angustirostris

Marbled Ducks are popular in captivity and sometimes escape. Genuinely wild birds may occur in the UK occasionally but as with so much rare wildfowl, proving a wild origin is very difficult. A few have had relatively good credentials, the best in Norfolk being this wary bird at Kelling which put in a very brief appearance in spring 2000:

Marbled Duck, Kelling Water Meadow (Norfolk, UK), 23rd April 2000

 

This poor photo is a wild bird in their normal range:

Marbled Duck, Göksu Delta (Turkey), 9th May 2010

 

The remainder of the photos are of captive birds:

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captive Marbled Ducks, Blakeney Collection (Norfolk, UK), 15th October 2011

 

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captive pair of Marbled Ducks, Blakeney Collection (Norfolk, UK), 23rd December 2015

 

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captive Marbled Ducks, Blakeney Collection (Norfolk, UK), 28th February 2009

 

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captive Marbled Duck, Blakeney Collection (Norfolk, UK), 11th May 2006

 

captive Marbled Duck, Pensthorpe (Norfolk, UK), 9th March 2014

 

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captive Marbled Duck, Blakeney Collection (Norfolk, UK), 4th December 2010