|Site Of Nest:
|On the ground near water.
Down and aquatic plants.
Water invertebrates, seeds, shoots, roots.
A very common species from which domestic ducks are derived. Often bred
Yellowish bill, glossy green head and neck, deep chestnut on hind neck
and breast, greenish purple speculum bordered with white above and
below, black rump.
Predominantly mottled with each individual feather showing sharp
contrast from buff to very dark brown and has buff cheeks, eyebrow,
throat and neck with a darker crown and eye-stripe.
Both male and female mallards have distinct iridescent purple blue
speculum feathers edged with white.
10-12. Pale green.