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Male Mallard

Anas platyrhynchos


The male birds have a bright green or blue head, while the female's is light brown. The Breeding male is unmistakable, with a bright bottle-green head, black rear end and a yellowish orange bill tipped with black (as opposed to the black/orange bill in females). It has a white collar whichand a purple-tinged brown breast, grey brown wings, and a pale grey belly. The dark tail has white borders


wetlands, eats water plants, and is gregarious

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Colchester, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Nov 23, 2011
Submitted on Nov 26, 2011

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