Mallard

Range:

The species is widely distributed across the Northern Hemisphere, North America from southern and central Alaska to Mexico, the Hawaiian Islands, and across Eurasia, from Iceland and southern Greenland and parts of Morocco in the west, Scandinavia to the north, and to Siberia, Japan, and China in the east.  It can also be found in New Zealand, and Australia.  It tends to migrate south in the winter.

 

Description:

Height is 50 - 65 cm. Wingspan of 81 - 98 cm.  Male birds have glossy green heads and are grey on the wings and bellies. They have white collars and purple colored chests. Males can be identified by their yellowish orange bills that are tipped with black.  Females are mostly brown and speckled in appearance. Both genders have purple markings on their tails, which can be observed during flight.

 

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Mallard

Mallard

Bill Shape
spatulate
Eats
cracked-corn
Regions
alabama
alaska
alberta
aleutians
arizona
arkansas
baja california
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
greenland
hawaii
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
labrador
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
mexico
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
northwest territories
nova scotia
nunavut
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
yukon
Tail Shape
fan-shaped-tail
Wing Shape
tapered-wings
Action
walking
Behavior
flocks
Markings
cross
Sounds
quacking
soft
Location
ground dwelling
north in summer
north in winter
south in summer
south in winter
Habitat
riparianorriverforest
lakes rivers ponds
fields
Urban
Oceans
Marshes
Color
various
sheen
brown
gray
Body Shape
duck
Size
large
Order
ducks, geese and swans - anatidae
ducks, geese and swans - anseriformes
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species