For her hairdo bears an uncanny resemblance to the beautiful blonde locks of Marilyn Monroe.
While the screen legend went to great lengths perfecting her style, this bird’s look is entirely natural.
It’s known as a crested duck, and the feather-covered growth is mainly formed of fatty tissue which emerges through a gap in the skull.
Amateur photographer Rainey Shuler captured the image at a pond in Soulsbyville, northern California.
She said: ‘I had never seen a duck like this.
‘When I first saw the hairstyle I thought I was seeing things. I had to chuckle.
‘It looked as though it was wearing a wig that was ready to fall off.’