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    • Anas platyrhynchos
    • Anas platyrhynchos platyrhynchos
    • Anas platyrynchos
  • French
    • canard colvert
  • English
    • Mallard
  • Spanish
    • Pato de collar
  • German
    • Stockente
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    • マガモ
  • Portuguese
    • Pato-bravo
    • Pato-real
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    • MALL
  • Italian
    • Germano reale

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Recent observations

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What

Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Observer

rwp84

Date

August 24, 2014

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Observer

blackbird

Date

May 21, 2013

Description

While walking at Schanzengraben on Tuesday afternoon, May 21, 2013, from the corner of my eye I saw something move below the leaves and heard a swish. First I thought of mice or rats moving through the bush. I expected it to whizz off when I stopped to see what it was. It didn't. So, it was neither a mouse nor a rat, and when I saw two ducklings I understood why they didn't whizz off - they simply aren't that fast, and they can't fly yet. First I saw two ducklings. Then I noticed there was a whole group hiding under the leaves. Of course they moved away, all in a row, one behind another, when I watched them. Then they moved a little away from the path and took a position where they weren't covered by leaves anymore but were further away from the path. They were squeaking intensly. The mother duck wasn't visible but several male seemed to virtually patrol the area the ducklings were in, at least when no H. sapiens were nearby. I guess they were attracted by the squeaking of the ducklings.
One duckling was higher up in the bush, either the whole group came from there or one had run off further into the bush before I came. Now this single duckling squeaked too, and I noticed the one and the group seemed to alternate squeaking as if they were trying to find each other again by voice. In the end, the single one headed in the direction of the group which it could only have determined by listening to the squeaks.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

blackbird

Date

March 3, 2011

Description

Female mallards quacking at Schanzengraben in Zurich.

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What

Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Observer

mdrearick

Date

August 26, 2014

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What

Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

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dpom

Date

August 29, 2014

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What

Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Observer

johnratzlaff

Date

August 29, 2014 11:37 AM EDT

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What

Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

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speedy

Date

August 29, 2014

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What

Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

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speedy

Date

August 29, 2014

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What

Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

August 29, 2014

Description

On the Erie Canal

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What

Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Observer

kentr4000

Date

August 29, 2014 07:22 AM EDT

Description

2 juvi

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What

Pato doméstico Anas platyrhynchos ssp. domesticus

Observer

serch

Date

August 25, 2014 07:17 PM COT

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What

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) Anas platyrhynchos

Observer

genebem

Date

August 27, 2014 06:07 PM CDT
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Description from Wikipedia

The Mallard (/ˈmælɑrd/ or /ˈmælərd/) 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.

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Conservation Summary

    Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.