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Rare duck: Asian immigrant or zoo escapee?

Friday, January 6, 2012

imageAn almost never-seen-in-North America falcated duck, native to Asia, has turned up at a wildlife refuge 70 miles north of Sacramento. Birders, understandably, are flocking there. The big mystery, the Sac Bee says, is whether the bird wandered across the Pacific or escaped from a private collection or zoo.

Image: Mike Peters/ U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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