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Title: Floridas Mottled Duck Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission


1
Floridas Mottled DuckFlorida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
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Introduction
  • Inhabited Florida for thousands of
    years
  • Valuable part of Floridas wildlife
    heritage
  • Important component of wetland ecosystems

3
Close Relative of the Mallard
  • Female (in front) and male
  • mottled duck pair
  • Male and female mallard pair

4
Where Florida Mottled Ducks Are Found
Principle Range of the Florida Mottled Duck
5
MyFWC.com
6
Its Up to Us All
7
The Problem Hybridization
  • Mottled ducks Mallards
  • EXTINCTION

8
The Culprit
  • Domesticated, released mallards

9
Domesticated mallards establish themselves as
year-round residents
10
Domesticated mallards threaten existence of
mottled duck through crossbreeding
11
Examples of mallard hybridization in other parts
of the world
  • New Zealand - Approximately 95 of native
    gray ducks are hybrids
  • Hawaii - Hawaiian duck most likely
    completely hybridized on island of Oahu
  • Madagascar - Meller's duck now highly
    endangered due to introduction of mallards

12
The Law
  • Unlawful to release captive-
  • reared mallards into the
  • wild
  • Must have permit to buy,
  • sell or possess mallards
  • Individuals possessing
  • mallards must keep them in
  • cage

13
The Numbers
7 to 12 of the 30,000 to 40,000 mottled ducks in
Florida are showing genetic signs of
hybridization
Female and male mottled duck
14
What can you do to help?
  • Do not release mallards into the wild
  • Do not feed or shelter mallards
  • Help spread the word
  • Consider removing mallards

15
For more information on Floridas mottled
duck, visit MyFWC.com/duck/mott
led or contact FWCs Waterfowl
Management Program at (850)
488-5878.
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