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The Mallard is a dabbling duck which breeds throughout the temperate and subtropical Americas, Europe, Asia, and North Africa, and has been introduced to New-Zealand and Australia. This duck belongs to the waterfowl family.

The male birds have a glossy green head and are grey on wings and belly, while the females have mainly brown-speckled plumage. Mallards live in wetlands, eat water plants and small animals, and are gregarious. This species is the ancestor of most breeds of domestic ducks.

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Male & Female Mallard in pair, White Rock Creek Greenbelt
Male Mallard, White Rock Creek Greenbelt
Mallard - Female, White Rock Creek Greenbelt
Mallard Ducklings, Bachman Lake Park

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