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anas platyrhynchos

  1. Mallard - Male

    Mallard - Male

    I was on a short trip to Japan and visited few ponds in the city of Tokyo. I got some close shots of Mallards. This Male had the entire pond to itself and its female companion ;)
  2. Very Young Mallards

    Very Young Mallards

  3. Wonder why I am bigger than the other girls?  The boys like me anyway.

    Wonder why I am bigger than the other girls? The boys like me anyway.

    Another Hybrid Mallard. Apparently a female, no curled tail feathers.
  4. My head is black and it should be green so people tell me

    My head is black and it should be green so people tell me

    He is another Mallard hybrid. I have gotten so I look at all the ducks at the lake to see if I see any new ones.
  5. I'm a Mallard, but no green coat for me

    I'm a Mallard, but no green coat for me

    Here is the #7 Mallard hybrid. I promise not to post any more. Unless I see some interesting ones.
  6. Hybrid Mallard

    Hybrid Mallard

    Here is another Hybrid Mallard. I think this is #6 that I have posted. I don't know where they are coming from, but we sure do have a bunch.
  7. Mother why is sister so black?

    Mother why is sister so black?

    I think this is just another hybrid Mallard, anyway take a look at her brood. This is a continuation of my posting of strange and unusual Mallards. This image was captured at the same lake as the first four Mallards I have posted earlier.
  8. I know I look strange, but I am told I am a Mallard

    I know I look strange, but I am told I am a Mallard

    We must have some of the most promiscuous ducks alive on our little lake here in Nashville. This post is in addition to the three I posted yesterday. All seem to be hybrids.
  9. My daddy was black and white

    My daddy was black and white

    This is my third strange Mallard.
  10. Can I help it if my daddy was blond?

    Can I help it if my daddy was blond?

    My second strange Mallard.
  11. Can I help it if my daddy was a redhead?

    Can I help it if my daddy was a redhead?

    This duck, I am told is a Mallard. I plan to post two more, all very different.
  12. Mallard Couple

    Mallard Couple

    Very common , but Always a pleasure to see them.
  13. Water not quite high enough yet.

    Water not quite high enough yet.

    One of a group of Mallard waiting for their turn of the feeder. Its rained quite a lot over the last few days and the water is up by about 30 inch.
  14. Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos, nade Azuln

    Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos, nade Azuln

    LUIS SITGES http://birdingtrekkingandnaturecom-luis.blogspot.com.es/2013/12/birding-talavera-de-la-reina-toledo.html
  15. Mallard

    Mallard

    Spoted at Tanque, Porto Santo Island
  16. Female Mallard with short upper beak mutation

    Female Mallard with short upper beak mutation

    Sevear short upper beak mutation ? Female Mallard. Does anyone know anything about this, cause, survivability etc?
  17. Mallard (drake)

    Mallard (drake)

    Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos subsp. platyrhynchos) Species sexually dimorphic. This emerald-headed beauty was photographed in the smallest of the two ponds in Central Park, College Station, Brazos County, Texas, USA. Post Oak Savannah Vegetational Area. Man-made pond in a disturbed post...
  18. Body surfing

    Body surfing

    Incoming Mallard making a splash
  19. Double Take

    Double Take

    Male Mallards in flight I found this quite amusing
  20. Putative Intersex Mallard

    Putative Intersex Mallard

    Discussion here: http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=246624
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