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Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

Order Familly
Anseriformes Anatidae

Green: Borealie

Red: Nesting grounds

Blue: Wintering grounds

Purple: Range throughout the year


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


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.


Up to 20 years in the wild.


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


Least concern.