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Habitat Suitability Index Models: Mottled duck

January 1, 1983

The mottled duck is a mallard-like resident species of the Gulf of Mexico coast, from the marshes of Pearl River on the Lou i si ana-Ht ss t ss ipp i border to the Al varado Lagoon near Veracruz, Mexico (Bell rose 1976). The highest densities of nesting mottl ed ducks are found in brackish to fresh coastal marshes (H. Bateman, Louisiana Department of Wildl ife and Fisheries, Baton Rouge; pers , comm.). Mottled ducks also inhabit prairie land near prairie potholes in Texas and flooded rice fields in Texas (Engel ing 1950) and Louisiana (Linscombe 1972).

Publication Year 1983
Title Habitat Suitability Index Models: Mottled duck
Authors James C. Rorabaugh, Phillip J. Zwank
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype Federal Government Series
Series Title FWS/OBS
Series Number 82/10.52
Index ID fwsobs82_10_52
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization U.S. Geological Survey