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Mallard Duck

Anas platyrhynchos


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.


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


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

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Spotted by a stud ent at NVCC

Alexandria, Virginia, USA

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

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