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Mallard duck

Anas platyrhynchos


The Mallard duck sometimes stays all winter, but tend to head north as the ice melts on the ponds. The male is distinctive with its green head,white-striped neck, yellow bill, and curved black tail. The female is streaked, mottled buff-brown with a blue speculum (band on wing). They sometimes breed with Black ducks, domestics and others. They feed on pond and marsh plants.


Shallow ponds, lakes, marshes and sheltered saltwater in the winter.

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Vermont, USA

Spotted on Mar 10, 2014
Submitted on Mar 10, 2014

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