Mallard

(Anas platyrhynchos)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

Mallard

NatureServe

N5B, N5N - Secure Breeding and Nonbreeding

SNRB, SNRN - Unranked Breeding and Nonbreeding

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Abundant migrant and breeder

Habitat

Wetlands, open water

Size

20 to 27in length

35 wingspan

 

 

  Photo by Wayne Rasmussen

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Migration

March to November


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Taxonomy

Order:

Anseriformes (ducks, geese, swans, and relatives)

 

Family:

Anatidae (ducks, geese, and swans)

 
Subordinate Taxa

Domestic Duck (Anas platyrhynchos domesticus)

Greenland Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos conboschas)

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos platyrhynchos)

 
Synonyms

Anas oustaleti


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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  Mallard Duck - HD Mini-Documentary
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Uploaded on Mar 10, 2009

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Transcript: "The Mallard is found around the world in North America, Europe, Asia, New Zealand and Australia.

This waterfowl prefers calm, shallow water in wetlands, small ponds and rivers. The Mallard is a dabbling duck which means that it feeds while floating on the surface of the water as opposed to diving for its meals. It feed mainly on aquatic vegetation, but will also eat insects.

This duck, along with the Muscovy Duck, are believed to be the ancestors of all domestic ducks.

The male, which is known as a drake, has a distinct green head with a yellowish-orange bill, while the female has a more natural light brown coat and dark brown bill.

Mating pairs will stay together until the female lays eggs. soon after, the male will leave.

Newly hatched ducklings are precocial which means they can swim and feed themselves from the moment they leave the eggs."

 
     
  Baby Mallard Ducks in my Swimming Pool
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Uploaded on Jun 19, 2007

In mid June, I came home to find a mother and 8 baby ducklings hanging out in my pool. Estimated to be only a couple of days old, this video is a short documentary from their discovery to their escape/ rescue in the 2 days that they were here

 
     
  Nikon P500 Extreme Zoom Test on Mallard Ducks
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Uploaded on Apr 14, 2011

Check out the extreme 144x zoom lens of the Nikon P500.

Not a good sunny day so the scene is a little drab and heat from shooting over my truck engine is causing some atmospheric distortions. But boy-o-boy that is some zoom lens :-)

 
     
  Two wild ducks - part 5
kannonim
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Mar 30, 2007

Two wild ducks (Anas Platyrhynchos) in the ditch again. Taas sinisorsat ojassa.

 
     
  Mallard Duck (Anas Platyrhynchos)
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Mallard Duck (Anas Platyrhynchos)

* Family: Anatidae,
* Subfamily: Anatinae,
* Genus: Anas,
* Species: A. platyrhynchos,
* Type: Bird,
* Diet: Omnivore,
* Average life span in the wild: 5 to 10 years,
* Size: 20 to 26 in (50 to 65 cm),
* Weight: 2 to 3 lbs (1 to 1.4 kg),
* Group name: Sord (in flight),

** Did you know? Mallards are thought to be the most abundant duck on Earth.

More info: http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birds/mallard-duck/
or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mallard

 
     

 

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Wayne Rasmussen
7/5/2016

Location: Maplewood Heights Park

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Wayne Rasmussen
4/23/2003

Location: Maplewood Heights Park

Urban parks host a large variety of wildlife if you really spend some time observing.

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4/17/2011

 

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4/7/2011

 

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Ed Oliveras
2/4/2005

Location: Lake Rebecca Park

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