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Female Wild Duck

Anas platyrhynchos

Description:

The dabbling duck which breeds throughout the temperate and subtropical Americas, Europe, Asia, and North Africa, and has been introduced to New Zealand and Australia. This duck belongs to the subfamily Anatinae of the waterfowl family Anatidae. The male birds (drakes) have a glossy green head and are grey on wings and belly, while the females have mainly brown-speckled plumage. Mallards live in wetlands, eat water plants and small animals, and are gregarious. This species is the ancestor of most breeds of domestic ducks.

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1 Comment

Jeannette
Jeannette 9 years ago

Cute :)

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Vezza d'Oglio, Lombardia, Italy

Spotted on Nov 5, 2012
Submitted on Nov 5, 2012

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