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Mallard Duck ~ Drake by Kimberly Chadwick

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Gene C. Reid Park ~ Lake/Pond Area
Tucson, Arizona
Canon Powershot SX10IS

Mallard Duke

Mallards, a dabbler, tips into the shallow waters and pluck seeds, grasses, or invertebrates from the bottom. Will also eat insects from the water surface.

Courtship ritual includes males pumping their head, bill dipping, and rearing up to exaggerate his size. The female signals consent by duplicating the males head-pumping.

Common migration and winter resident at lakes and ponds.

Molting & Eclipsed males are similiar to females but withyellow or olive bill.

VOICE Familiar quaking, most often from female; Female also gives descending series of raspy,“laughing” quacks.

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My images are not photo shopped. They have only been adjusted with basic sharpening, contrasting & saturation techniques. I believe that in order to appreciate Nature, you have to capture it as it is, naturally.

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Comments

  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadeabout 4 years ago

    I want colors like that!! What a beauty.

  • RIGHT???, thank you Kay so very much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • 1Nino
    1Ninoabout 4 years ago

    Super job Kimberly !

  • Thank you Anthony!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Al Williscroft
    Al Williscroftabout 4 years ago

    Great capture!!

  • Thank you Al!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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