African Yellow-billed Duck Genetic Samples

Ramsey Russell

African yellow-billed duck are among 13 mallard-like species worldwide. Here, Ramsey Russell explains the process of collecting tissue samples for Dr. Philip Lavretsky’s genetic studies database. Africa yellow-billed duck photos and measurements collected were also used in a graduate research program that’s developing an artificial intelligence app to speciate, age and sex wild ducks. Hunting is conservation, and the opportunity to collect meaningful biological data pursuant to worldwide hunts is an honor.

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