Bill-colour of Garganey ducklings.--On 22nd July 1967, on the Isle of Sheppey, Kent, I came upon a female Garganey Anas querquedula with two half-grown ducklings. Not having seen ducklings of this species before, I took special note of their colouring. In particular, their upper mandibles were pink, but no trace of pink is shown on the bill of the Garganey duckling on plate 84 of The Handbook and ...

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