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Mallard Duck

Anas platyrhynchos

Description:

Beautifully colored duck that has a bright yellow beak, dark green head and neck and body mixed with brown, black and white. It is a dabbling duck and spends most of its time in water and feeds from the lakes.

Habitat:

Has a large range of habitats including the Americas, Europe, Asia and North Africa and was recently introduced to Australia and New Zealand.

Notes:

When they spread their wings you can see different colored feathers that are used for attracting attention.

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NVCC
Spotted by a stud ent at NVCC

Alexandria, Virginia, USA

Spotted on Apr 16, 2013
Submitted on Apr 29, 2013

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