Wednesday, 30 October 2013


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 and Australia. This duck belongs to the subfamily Anatinae of the waterfowl family Anatidae.

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.

This post is part of the Waterworld Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Wild Bird Wednesday meme.


  1. Great shot for WWW ~ looks like rough waters for Mallards ~ thanks, carol

  2. Mallards are my favorites. I just love their colors. Nice pictures this week,

  3. Imagens lindas!




  4. Yes, we have the Mallards here too and gregarious is a good word for them. They are a very successful breed and occasionally we will see a white mallard which is a real treat. Lovely picture and scenery :)

    Andrea @ From The Sol

  5. Here in the UK we take these for granted, its always a pleasant reminder that these are really good looking birds....


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