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Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

Appearance:

In all plumages distinguished by blue or purple speculum boldly framed in white. Male: metallic green head, brown breast, grey body and yellow bill. Female: brownish with dark speckles. Bill with variable, uneven orange markings on sides. Differs from Gadwall and Pintail by being noticeably more heavily built.

Sound:

Female: A distinct coarse, laughing quacking; "haaa ha ha ha ha ha", with first note accented and then descending in pitch. Male: a more silent, very nasal "rriib". Display call a high-pitched short whistle.

Female:

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Distribution:

Wikipedia: map (se also Xeno-canto below)

Ecology:

Birdlife ecology

Links:

Observation.org Latest observations

Video IBC

Image search Flickr NB! May give other species

Sound search at Xeno-canto

Featherbase

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Sounds:Recorded by Stein Ø. Nilsen,http://www.xeno-canto.org ,CC license

Facts:
Length (cm):
50-65
Wingspan (cm):
81-98
Weight (gram):
750-1450
Size group:
Crow-size
Similar species (image):
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Silhouette Group:
Duck-like
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