Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/53807

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Anseriformes
Family:Anatidae
Genus:Anas
Genus species:Anas platyrhynchos

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:45-68 cm
Identification:The male mallard has a blue speculum with white bars, silvery wing linings, a green head with a white ring around the neck, and a chestnut breast. The female mallard, however, is mottled brown and tan with a pale brown face.
Habitat:Wetlands
Diet:Omnivore: aquatic plants, insects, grain
Reproduction:Mallards mate between October and March. Eight to ten eggs are incubated for 26-30 days. The chicks fledge after 50-60 days.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:Mallards are an important game bird species. They are the most abundant and widespread waterfowl.

Other Information

Geographic:North America Date:1973-01 Subjects:duck-like bird
Mallard
Anas
Anatidae
Anseriformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Ducks
Water birds
Waterfowls
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/53807