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Mallard Duck

Anas platyrhynchos

Description:

Male Mallards have a dark, iridescent-green head and bright yellow bill. The gray body is sandwiched between a brown breast and black rear. Females and juveniles are mottled brown with orange-and-brown bills. Both sexes have a white-bordered, blue “speculum” patch in the wing. They are a large duck with hefty bodies, rounded heads, and wide, flat bills.

Habitat:

Mallards can be found in almost any wetland habitats, including permanent wetlands such as marshes, bogs, riverine floodplains, beaver ponds, lakes, reservoirs, ponds, city parks, farms, and estuaries.

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albear1960
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albear1960

Missouri, USA

Spotted on Apr 6, 2013
Submitted on Apr 7, 2013

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