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Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)



Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) Female Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) Juvenile Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
Mallard/Grey Duck Hybrid (Anas platyrhynchos)

Class: Aves
Family: Anatidae
Common Name: Mallard
Genus: Anas
Species Name: platyrhynchos

About The Mallard

Mallards are undoubtedly the most recognized waterfowl in the world. They have a typical duck body with an iridescent blue patch on the wings in both sexes. On males the notable characteristics are the green iridescent feathers on the head and neck and curled black feathers on the tail. Females are uniformly a speckled brown color. The male duck's bill is yellow, while the female's bill is orange with black markings. Both males and females have orange legs, webbed feet, and dark colored eyes.

Average length: 48.0 cm.

Other Physical Features: endothermic ; bilateral symmetry

Sexual Dimorphism: male more colorful

Average mass: 1048.1 g.

Average basal metabolic rate: 4.068 W.



Rights Holder: The Regents of the University of Michigan and its licensors
Bibliographic Citation: . "Anas platyrhynchos" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed September 16, 2012 at Citation Link

Trips Where Observed

Africa: Egypt and Ethiopia
Alaska
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Around The World in 66 Days
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Hawaii, Big Island
India
Moving the Car
New Zealand
Newfoundland
Peru
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Siberia
Southeast Arizona
Svalbard, Canary Islands, and Spain
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Sites Where Observed

Location
Date
Notes
11/12/2002
Seen from train between Airport and center.
6/6/2006
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) Juvenile
4 adults and many offspring in one of the ponds.
8/15/2006
Seen daily
3/11/2007
Not the Hawaiian duck
12/6/2008
At least on in the flock of ducks and swans.
1/3/2012
Mallard/Grey Duck Hybrid (Anas platyrhynchos)
Lots of Mallard/Grey Duck Hybrids.
1/9/2012
Mallard/Grey Teal hybrids
11/20/2012
Domesticated version.
4/14/2013
6/5/2013
Domestic Type
7/14/2016
9/4/2016
Domestic type.

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