Mallard duck

Mallard duck
Mallard duck

Mallard duck

Mallard duck

Mallard duck

Mallard duck

Mallard duck

Daffy duck

The mallard 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, Australia, Peru, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, the Falkland Islands and South Africa. This duck belongs to the subfamily Anatinae of the waterfowl family Anatidae.

These ones have been seen in a little town in Catalonia.

The male birds (drakes) have a glossy green head and are grey on wings and belly, while the females have mainly brown-speckled plumage. Mallards live in wetlands, eat water plants and small animals, and are gregarious. This species is the ancestor of most breeds of domestic ducks

More info: Wikipedia

7 Comments on “Mallard duck

  1. Hello friend
    I love the photos of ducks and nature in general. Most houses around us have pools and the ducks nest. Last year my neighbors allowed mama to nest and left town. We had to march 13 babies and mama down to the park. It’s funny but I hate to see the babies swimming in pools with the chemicals.
    I love you work.
    Have a great day.
    M

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