This little family of 5 was waddeling across the paddock at our brother in laws home in Rural Invercargill. She is showing them the way to the pond, a fair walk for these tiny tots. I thought that they looked so sweet amoungst the grass going to seed which is much taller than the little ducklings are. View large.
The green head and yellow bill of the mallard duck is a familiar sight to many people living in the Northern hemisphere. In fact, the mallard is thought to be the most abundant and wide-ranging duck on Earth. Mallards prefer calm, shallow sanctuaries, but can be found in almost any body of freshwater across Asia, Europe, and North America. They’re also found in saltwater and brackish water and are commonly found in wetlands. The male, or drake, is the more distinctively colored of the mallards. Its iconic green head sits atop a white neckband that sets off a chestnut-colored chest and gray body. Females are mottled drab brown in color, but sport iridescent purple-blue wing feathers that are visible as a patch on their sides. They grow to about 26 inches (65 centimeters) in length and can weigh up to 3 pounds (1.4 kilograms).
Location Taken: Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand. Panasonic Lumix Camera Model DMC-FZ35 Nov. 2010
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