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Female mallard

Female mallard
The Mallard is 56–65 cm long, has a wingspan of 81–98 cm, and weighs 0.9–1.2kg. The breeding male is unmistakable, with a green head, black rear end and a yellowish orange (can also contain some red) bill tipped with black (as opposed to the dark brown bill in females). The female Mallard is light brown, like most female dabbling ducks. However, both the female and male Mallards have distinct purple speculum edged with white, prominent in flight or at rest (though temporarily shedded during the annual summer molt). In non-breeding (eclipse) plumage the drake becomes drab, looking more like the female, but still distinguishable by its yellow bill and reddish breast.

ColRam, .t.a.o.n., Ferret Josiane, Helena Ferreira and 24 other people have particularly liked this photo


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╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
******Thank you for your visits, much appreciated.******

******* **Merci de vos visites, très apprécié********
13 months ago.
dolores666
dolores666
Everybody loves a duck, even God. ☺
13 months ago.
ROL/Photo
ROL/Photo
Très beau ce coin coin.....coin..!
13 months ago.
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
Very very beautiful, although we always enhance males's beauty !!! Great capture, June ****
13 months ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
A lovely capture.
13 months ago.
Nacer H
Nacer H
Superbe capture June !
13 months ago.
Betty【ツ】
Betty【ツ】
Great shot, June !
13 months ago.
Claudine Gaulier-Denis
Claudine Gaulier-Den…
belle prise!
13 months ago.
Keith Burton
Keith Burton
Delightful June. The female mallard is far more beautiful than the male in my opinion.
13 months ago.
Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley
An excellent image June, thank you for posting to Fur, Fin and Feather.
13 months ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
They also taste good !!!!
13 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Superb capture!

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13 months ago.
Horizon 36
Horizon 36
Wonderful shot. Well done June.
13 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Beautiful bird, well captured.
Have a nice weekend.
13 months ago.
Maria Percheiro
Maria Percheiro
Bem bonito
13 months ago.
Rainer Blankermann
Rainer Blankermann
Beautiful captured!
13 months ago.
Nora Caracci VERY BUSY
Nora Caracci VERY BU…
very lovely and excellent !

13 months ago.
Franco Timpanaro
Franco Timpanaro
;o)))
13 months ago.