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Mallard Prints

Young mallard name: duckling

Female mallard: hen

Male mallard: drake

A group of mallards is called: brace, flush, lute, puddling, sord

Mallard classification: anatine

Mallard class: Bird

The Mallard and the Muscovy Duck are believed to be the ancestors of all domestic ducks.

The Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies to the mallard.

The Mallard is 5665 cm long, has a wingspan of 8198 cm, and weighs 0.91.2Kg. The breeding male is unmistakable, with a green head, black rear end and a yellowish orange(can also contain some red) bill tipped with black (as opposed to the dark brown bill in females). The female Mallard is light brown, like most female dabbling ducks. However, both the female and male Mallards have distinct purple speculum edged with white, prominent in flight or at rest (though temporarily shedded during the annual summer molt). In non-breeding (eclipse) plumage the drake becomes drab, looking more like the female, but still distinguishable by its yellow bill and reddish breast.

The Mallard is a rare example of both Allen's Rule and Bergmann's Rule in birds. Bergmann's Rule, which states that polar forms tend to be larger than related ones from warmer climates, has numerous examples in birds. Allen's Rule says that appendages like ears tend to be smaller in polar forms to minimize heat loss, and larger in tropical and desert equivalents to facilitate heat diffusion, and that the polar taxa are stockier overall. Examples of this rule in birds are rare, as they lack external ears. However, the bill of ducks is very well supplied with blood vessels and is vulnerable to cold.

The size of the Mallard varies clinally, and birds from Greenland, although larger than birds further south, have smaller bills and are stockier. It is sometimes separated as subspecies Greenland Mallard (A. p. conboschas).

In captivity, domestic ducks come in wild-type plumages, white, and other colours. Most of these colour variants are also known in domestic mallards not bred as livestock, but kept as pets, aviary birds, etc., where they are rare but increasing in availability.

A noisy species, the male has a nasal call, the female the quack always associated with ducks.

The Mallard inhabits most wetlands, including parks, small ponds and rivers, and usually feeds by dabbling for plant food or grazing; there are reports of it eating frogs. It usually nests on a river bank, but not always near water. It is highly gregarious outside of the breeding season and will form large flocks, which are known as a sord.


Mallard Trivia

What do you call a baby mallard?
Answer: A baby mallard is called a duckling.

What do you call a female mallard?
Answer: A female mallard is called a hen.

What do you call a male mallard?
Answer: A male mallard is called a drake.

What do you call a group of mallards?
Answer: A group of mallards are called a brace, flush, lute, puddling, sord.

Question: What is the scientific classification of a mallard?
Answer: A mallard has the scientific classification of anatine.

Question: What class is a mallard in?
Answer: A mallard is in the bird class.





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