Anas platyrhynchos

(Mallard, Canard colvert, Stockente, Ánade azulón)

Example 1 IMG 8671 (25.12.2012)

Date 24.02.2012
Location Límni Mitrikoú, Eastern Macedonia and Thrace (Greece)
Origin The bird was plucked by a raptor, maybe hunting victim.
Age and sex Female
Feathers 6 Tail-feathers (88 - 98 mm)
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Example 2 IMG 9118 (05.02.2013)

Date 07.07.2012
Location Weißer See, Berlin-Weißensee Germany
Origin Moulting feathers found at the bank of the lake
Age and sex  
Feathers 1.: Primary (175 mm), 2.: Scapular feather (145 mm), 3.: Underwing-covert (103 mm)
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Example 3 IMG 9267 (17.02.2013)

Date 15.01.1953
Location Groß-Lüsewitz, District Rostock (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany)
Origin Quarry of a hunter
Age and sex Adult male
Feathers Complete left wing (upper side)
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Example 4 IMG 9268 (17.02.2013)

Date 15.01.1953
Location Groß-Lüsewitz, District Rostock (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany)
Origin Quarry of a hunter
Age and sex Adult male
Feathers Complete left wing (underside)
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Example 5-1 IMG 4833 (27.02.2014)

Date 15.01.1953
Location Groß-Lüsewitz, District Rostock (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany)
Origin Quarry of a hunter
Age and sex Adult male
Feathers Complete tail (right half)
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Example 5-2 IMG 4832 (27.02.2014)

Date 15.01.1953
Location Groß-Lüsewitz, District Rostock (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany)
Origin Quarry of a hunter
Age and sex Adult male
Feathers Complete tail (left half)
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Example 5-3 IMG 7594 (03.08.2014)

Date 15.01.1953
Location Groß-Lüsewitz, District Rostock (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany)
Origin Quarry of a hunter
Age and sex Adult male
Feathers 4 Tail-feathers (central pairs, T1 and T2)
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Example 5-4 IMG 7595 (03.08.2014)

Date 15.01.1953
Location Groß-Lüsewitz, District Rostock (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany)
Origin Quarry of a hunter
Age and sex Adult male
Feathers 2 Uppertail-coverts and 3 undertail-coverts
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Example 5 IMG 4325 (17.02.2013)

Date 15.01.1953
Location Groß-Lüsewitz, District Rostock (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany)
Origin Quarry of a hunter
Age and sex Adult male
Feathers Complete tail (upper side)
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Example 6 IMG 4362 (02.11.2013)

Date 15.01.1953
Location Groß-Lüsewitz, District Rostock (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany)
Origin Quarry of a hunter
Age and sex Adult male
Feathers Complete tail (underside)
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Example 7 IMG 0494 (05.04.2015)

Date 13.09.2014
Location Arlington Reservoir, East Sussex (England)
Origin Moulting feathers
Age and sex Tail-feather: adult male
Feathers 1 Tail-feather and 1 tertial
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Example 8 IMG 0729 (30.06.2015)

Date 31.05.2013
Location Berlin-Adlershof, Magnusstraße 11, east side of the building (Germany)
Origin The origin remains unclear: The down-feathers are from a male, the tail-feathers Tb and Tc from a female
Age and sex  
Feathers 4 Down-feathers and 3 tail-feathers (Ta does not belong to this set of feathers.)
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Example 9 IMG 0736 (30.06.2015)

Date July 2012
Location Berlin-Weißensee, Weißer See (Germany)
Origin Moulting feathers of different birds
Age and sex  
Feathers 3 Primaries and 2 secondaries
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Example 10 IMG 0739 (30.06.2015)

Date July 2012
Location Berlin-Weißensee, Weißer See (Germany)
Origin Moulting feathers of different birds
Age and sex  
Feathers 2 Secondaries and 3 primaries of the left wing
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Example 11 IMG 0734 (30.06.2015)

Date June and July 2014
Location Berlin-Weißensee, Weißer See (Germany)
Origin Moulting feathers of different birds
Age and sex Males
Feathers 5 Tail-feathers and 1 underwing-covert (?)
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Literature H. H. Bergmann, Die Federn der Vögel Mitteleuropas - Ein Handbuch zur Bestimmung der wichtigsten Arten, Aula - Verlag GmbH, Wiebelsheim 2015, ISBN 978-3-89104-784-2, page 370

H.-H. Bergmann, Vogelfedern an Nord- und Ostsee - Finden und Bestimmen, Quelle & Meyer Verlag, Wiebelsheim 2010, ISBN 978-3-494-01492-0, page 93

R. Brown, J. Ferguson, M. Lawrence, D. Lees, Tracks and Signs of the Birds of Britain and Europe, second edition, reprinted 2013, Christopher Helm London, ISBN 978-0-7136-5382-3, page 226 - 227

Wilfried Hansen, J. Synnatzschke, The Tail Feathers of the Birds of Central Europe, Fully revised new edition, Federfuehrer Publishers, Gütersloh and Leipzig, 2015, ISBN 97814399280210, page 456 - 459

R. März, Gewöll- und Rupfungskunde, 3. von Konrad Banz neu bearbeitete Auflage, Akademieverlag Berlin, 1987, ISBN 3-05-500157-5, page 162