Fauna of Saskatchewan 8

Mallard (female)

Anas platyrhynchos

Location: Riverside Park, Weyburn

Interesting facts:

  – They have been domesticated in Southeast Asia for over 2,000  years.

  – There are ten million mallards in North America, and they are thought to be the most common duck in the world.

  – Ducklings are precocial; capable of swimming and feeding right after hatching.

  – During molting mallards are temporarily unable to fly.

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~ by emanate80 on July 1, 2012.

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