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Anas platyrhynchos

Mallard Duck – Male (Anas platyrhynchos)

Key Characteristics

  • A 5-10 year lifespan in the wild.
  • Characteristic green head and yellow bill.
  • Thought to be the most abundant and wide-ranging duck on earth.
  • Normally lay about a dozen eggs with a month long incubation period.

 

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