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Large dabbling duck. The females are streaked brown and tan overall. They have a dark blue/purple patch on their wings. With dull orange and black bills.
Mallards can live in almost any wetland habitat, natural or artificial. Look for them on lakes, ponds, marshes, rivers, and coastal habitats, as well as city and suburban parks and residential backyards.
Spotted on Jul 29, 2012
Submitted on Jul 30, 2012