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Mallard

Anas platyrhynchos

Description:

These ducks are widely distributed North America. The male has an iridescent green head, white ring on the neck, reddish brown breast, red/orange legs and yellow bill. Underparts are light colored. Tail is predominately black. The female is covered in streaked brown feathers, with a mottled bill. Females shown in photos 1 and 2; male in photo 2.

Habitat:

Wetlands, rivers, ponds, lakes.


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Gordon Dietzman
Spotted by
Gordon Dietzman

Hudson, Wisconsin, USA

Lat: 44.98, Long: -92.76

Spotted on Feb 10, 2014
Submitted on Feb 11, 2014

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