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Zoo sauvage de St-Félicien

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Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

Order Familly
Anseriformes Anatidae

Green: Borealie

Red: Nesting grounds

Blue: Wintering grounds

Purple: Range throughout the year

Diet:

Herbivore, feeding mainly on plants. It can also feed on insect larvae, snails and shellfish.

Reproduction:

Mating and egg laying takes place between April and May, starting at 1 year of age. The female lays on average 7 to 10 eggs at a rate of 1 per day which she incubates for approximately 28 days. The duckling's first flight takes place approximately 50 days later.

Lifespan:

Up to 20 years in the wild.

Predators:

Eggs and ducklings can be the prey of fox and certain birds like crows, seagulls and birds of prey.

Status:

Least concern.