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Buff Orpington Mallard

Anas platyrhynchos domesticus

Description:

The Mallard ( /ˈmælɑrd/ or /ˈmælərd/), or Wild Duck (Anas platyrhynchos), is a dabbling duck which breeds throughout the temperate and subtropical Americas, Europe, Asia, and North Africa, and has been introduced to New Zealand and Australia. The male birds have a bright green or blue head, while the female's is light brown. The Mallard lives in wetlands, eats water plants, and is gregarious. The Mallard is the ancestor of most domestic ducks, and can interbreed with other species of genus Anas. Among close relatives of the Mallard this hybridisation can cause genetic dilution, which is contributing the decline of rarer species of ducks.

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Liam
Liam 10 years ago
Mallard
Anas platyrhynchos domesticus


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2 Comments

Hector Trevino
Hector Trevino 10 years ago

Thanks Liam

Liam
Liam 10 years ago

This is a Buff Orpington Mallard.

Hector Trevino
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Hector Trevino

Sugar Land, Texas, USA

Spotted on Oct 3, 2011
Submitted on Oct 31, 2011

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