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Mallard - (Anas platyrhynchos) 



  • Large duck
  • Male has green head, dark brown breast,
         grey body, yellow bill
  • Female is mottled brown, orange bill
  • Non breeding male and juveniles resemble
  • 23" (58 cm.)


  • Wetlands, lakes, streams

Additional Information

  • Common migrant and summer resident
  • Hardy, may be found in winter if there is open water
  • Wisconsin hunters bag more mallards than
         any other duck species

Mallard Drake on snow

Mallard Pair in pond; notice snow along edge

A Mallard Pair standing in shallow water along the pond edge

Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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