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__________________________________________________________________________________ Birds 18 Mallards

 

 

 

 

MALLARD Anas platyrhynchos (f)

 

 

                                 MALLARD Anas platyrhynchos (m)

 

 

                             MALLARD Anas platyrhynchos (f) MALLARD Anas platyrhynchos (m)

 

 

                                 MALLARD Anas platyrhynchos (m, eclipse)

 

 

                              MALLARD Anas platyrhynchos (juvenile)

 

 

         The Mallard Anas platyrhynchos is the most familiar species of duck in the British Isles. Drakes are illustrated here in breeding and eclipse plumage. Note the position of the nictitating membrane in the first photograph.

 

 

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