Mallard


He was a bit annoyed when I just took pictures without feeding him. Under loud quacking he hid under the quay. I guess I need some breadcrumbs in my pocket for the next time.

This is a male mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) in his colorful plumage. The female has a brown spotted plumage. The mallard is common all over the northern hemisphere but has been implanted to several places in the southern hemisphere. Some individuals are resident and stay with the same partner even with changing seasons. As omnivore they adapt very well to humans and is therefore often seen in cities.

Quack, Quack, ha de Gött!

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3 comments

  1. We have lots of these cuties in our local ponds. 😂

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  2. Thank you for putting the Latin name. It made me realise where part of the name of the Australian monotreme, the duck-billed platypus, might have come from. But interestingly, I googled the Latin name for the platypus and it doesn’t have “platy” in it but it does have “rynchos”. LOL. Either way they have similarities to ducks.

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  3. ducks just wanna be fed 🙂

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