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Mallard duck

The mallard is a large and heavy looking duck. It has a long body and a long and broad bill. The male has a dark green head, a yellow bill, is mainly purple-brown on the breast and grey on the body. The female is mainly brown with an orange bill. It breeds in all parts of the UK in summer and winter, wherever there are suitable wetland habitats, although it is scarcer in upland areas. Mallards in the UK may be resident breeders or migrants – many of the birds that breed in Iceland and northern Europe spend the winter here.
Where to see them

It is the commonest duck and most widespread so you have a chance of seeing it just about anywhere where there is suitable wetland habitat, even in urban areas.
When to see them

All year round.
What they eat

Seeds, acorns and berries, plants, insects and shellfish.

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beak, fowl, waterfowl, bill, plumage, mallard, lake, water, green, texture, nature, birds, outdoors, pond, swimming, duck, eyes, peaceful, wildlife, reflections, swim, feathers, calm

Comments

  • jdmphotography
    jdmphotographyover 5 years ago

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  • Camra curious……. Was featured in Waterfowl ………..

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  • Michelle *
    Michelle *over 5 years ago

    Fantastic Shot !

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyover 5 years ago

    awww sweet !

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago

    amazeing ;

  • pepper2008
    pepper2008over 5 years ago

    Fantastic shot john,just love all the stunning colours of his head feathers.I took a few like this myself yesterday,and when the sun hits them,its really really beautiful.faved

  • brirose55
    brirose55over 5 years ago

    brilliant jon

  • Stormygirl
    Stormygirlover 5 years ago

    What a great shot!!! Love it!!!!

  • KMorral
    KMorralover 5 years ago

    Beauty- love the background

  • Nori Bucci
    Nori Bucciover 5 years ago

    Oh, what a beautiful face! Really a lovely capture, and instantly a fave!!!

  • Drew Walker
    Drew Walkerover 5 years ago

    lol, the DeNiro of ducks…. You Lookin at me?

    quacksy driver (groan)

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