Mallard Ducks As Birds in the Wild
The mallard or wild duck is a dabbling duck which breeds throughout the temperate and subtropical Americas, Europe, Asia, and North Africa, and has been introduced to New Zealand, Australia, Peru, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, the Falkland Islands and South Africa.
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1971 Mallard Ducks, As Birds in the Wild

The mallard is considered to be a species of least concern by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).[from wikipedia]

2006 Mallard Ducks, As Birds in the Wild

The male birds (drakes) have a glossy green head and are grey on their wings and belly, while the females (hens or ducks) have mainly brown-speckled plumage.[from wikipedia]

2007 Mallard Ducks, As Birds in the Wild

The female lays eight to thirteen creamy white to greenish-buff spotless eggs, on alternate days. Incubation takes 27 to 28 days and fledging takes 50 to 60 days. The ducklings are precocial and fully capable of swimming as soon as they hatch.[from wikipedia]

2008 Mallard Ducks, As Birds in the Wild

It is a very adaptable species, being able to live and even thrive in urban areas which may have supported more localised, sensitive species of waterfowl before development. [from wikipedia]

2015 Mallard Ducks, As Birds in the Wild

Mallards frequently interbreed with their closest relatives in the genus Anas, such as the American black duck, and also with species more distantly related, such as the northern pintail, leading to various hybrids that may be fully fertile.[from wikipedia]

2019 Mallard Ducks, As Birds in the Wild

Due to the variability of the mallard's genetic code, which gives it its vast interbreeding capability, mutations in the genes that decide plumage colour are very common and have resulted in a wide variety of hybrids.[from wikipedia]

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