I snapped a picture of this beaut in Irvine, CA, but I do not believe it is in the list given in "Ducks at a Distance: A Waterfowl Identification Guide" by Bob Hines (http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/18884). What species of duck is this? I believe it has the shape of a duck, but the colors are unfamiliar to me.

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    $\begingroup$ Credit to @Sᴋᴜʟʟᴘᴇᴛʀᴏʟ for providing the link to the pdf $\endgroup$ – The Substitute Jul 8 '16 at 8:27

I think this is an Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus), see the image (First from the Wikipedia article, the second from here, interestingly taken in Irvine):

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You can see the distinctive spot around the eye and also the colored feathers on the back. Also, this bird is too big to be a duck.


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