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Mallard Duck

Anas platyrhynchos

Description:

Small to medium sized wild duck. The male has the distinctive green head with a white collar. The female, often mistaken for a wood duck, has a blue patch near the back of the wing, but is otherwise brown and tan speckles.

Notes:

These ducks mate for life, and the male is very territorial when other males approach his mate.

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noah.musician
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noah.musician

Michigan, USA

Spotted on May 2, 2012
Submitted on May 3, 2012

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