Dusky Call Ducks
CDA/BWA Standard 2007 for the Dusky Mallard Call
MALLARD DUSKY MALE
with green lustre on the head and upper neck. Eyes: Dark brown.
Bill: green, dark bean. No white collar.
grey-brown, shading to greenish black over the rump.
flank feathers; no claret bib.
Flanks etc. Light
grey, each feather finely stippled (pencilled, like the Dark
Campbell) with dark grey.
paler outer feathers; coverts and undertail greenish black.
grey-brown. Secondaries: (speculum) sooty grey with slight
iridescence only, tipped with fine whitish-grey line. Tertials grey-brown. Minor coverts
grey-brown; secondary coverts tipped with white then fine black
line. Scapulars slightly darker than Mallard, brown edged.
Under-wing coverts pearly grey-blue; axillars pale brown-grey.
and webs dull orange.
|MALLARD DUSKY FEMALE
with darker graining. No eye stripes. Eyes: Dark brown. Bill: Dull grey-brown with dark bean and
with darker pencilling (chevrons).
with dark brown pencilling on each feather. Underbody similar.
Breast and flanks:
dark buff, irregularly marked with brown; darker tail feathers in
the centre than the outer edges.
secondaries and tertials dull brown. Slight iridescence only on
sooty grey secondaries, tipped with faint whitish-grey line. Minor
coverts brown-grey; secondary coverts tipped with white forming a
bar above the secondaries.
Under wing coverts and axillars as drake.
orange with darker webs.