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Mallard

Anas Platyrhynchos

Description:

this mother had ten ducklings hiding under her,She was protecting her ducklings from attacks by ther other mallard hen.

Habitat:

pond.

1 Species ID Suggestions

mallard duck
anas platyrhynchos


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5 Comments

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

Thnx , Jamie.

Ursula Fricke
Ursula Fricke 7 years ago

Thanks for the quick answer. Around here (restored river with flood plains) the ducks apparently hide their young, I haven't seen any in the last 2 years (still not giving up hope).

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

the mother hen in this spotting was feisty and was attacking the ducklings.
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/244...

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

Thanks Ursula.
According to this link, http://www.rspb.org.uk/advice/helpingbir...
Ducks do not tolerate stray ducklings close to their own brood, and females kill small strange young they encounter.

Ursula Fricke
Ursula Fricke 7 years ago

Beautiful.
Is it common behaviour for female mallards to attack foreign ducklings?

Hema
Spotted by
Hema

Walnut Creek, California, USA

Spotted on May 22, 2013
Submitted on May 22, 2013

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