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ˈmælɑrd/ or /ˈmælərd/
The male birds (drakes) have a glossy green head and are grey on wings and belly, while the females have mainly brown-speckled plumage. This species is the ancestor of most breeds of domestic ducks
Ponds, rivers, & Lakes, Mallards live in wetlands, eat water plants and small animals, and are gregarious.
This duck was in a pond next to my doctor's office in Franklin.
Spotted on Apr 18, 2013
Submitted on Apr 18, 2013