Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Mallard

Anas platyrhynchos

Description:

This is the only surviving mallard chick out of 10 ducklings. It is still taken care of its parents. Very dedicated set of parents. I had read a link which stated that only 1/20 survive. This chick is 12 days old and i am keeping my fingers crossed. The major change i see in this duckling is in the beak

1 Species ID Suggestions

Liam
Liam 9 years ago
Mallard
Anas platyrhynchos


Sign in to suggest organism ID

3 Comments

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

I have uploaded the latest picture on the lone survivor out of ten ducklings.
i was told that the bass or the hawk could have eaten the rest.
In picture number 1 the duckling is about 6 weeks old and has developed the plumage of a female Mallard. We have a little baby girl here!
Pic 2 shows the duck at age 4 weeks and pic 1 shows the ducks at about 1 week old.
i was relieved to see that the only survivor is doing well!!

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

Thanks Rebecca. I am quite eager and anxious to see it reach adulthood.

Rebecka Mason
Rebecka Mason 9 years ago

Cute!

Hema
Spotted by
Hema

Tulare, California, USA

Spotted on Apr 23, 2012
Submitted on Apr 23, 2012

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors

Join the Project Noah Team Join Project Noah Team