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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 shredded during the annual summer moult). In non-breeding (eclipse) plumage the drake becomes drab, looking more like the female, but still distinguishable by its yellow bill and reddish breast.

Ronaldo Vieira de Carvalho, Belleuse, ColRam, Andreas Müller and 27 other people have particularly liked this photo


26 comments - The latest ones
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
******Thank you for your visits, much appreciated.******

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12 months ago.
ROL/Photo
ROL/Photo
Très beau gros plan de cette belle jeune fille
une femelle Colvert ..
Bonne soirée June
gros bisous.. amitiés, roland
12 months ago.
Keith Burton
Keith Burton
Lovely pic June............great feather detail.
12 months ago.
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
Such a sweet "lady", June *****************
12 months ago.
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12 months ago.
Ecobird
Ecobird
Beautifully captured June. Love the detail and all the water droplets
12 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Wonderful mallard capture!
12 months ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Super sharp plumage and eye detail.
12 months ago.
Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda
nice lady
12 months ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
Well taken.
12 months ago.
J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot
Formidable !!!
Congratulations dear June .
12 months ago.
Maria Percheiro
Maria Percheiro
Oi amiga June lindo!
12 months ago.
Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley
A wonderful image June.
12 months ago.
Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley
An excellent image June, thank you for posting to Fur, Fin and Feather.
12 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Beautiful bird; like the razor shaerp details.
Have a nice weekend.
12 months ago.
Mariano
Mariano
Hermoso ejemplar !!. Mis saludos June
12 months ago.
Lucette
Lucette
Superbe les détails !!
12 months ago.
Rymie Jolie
Rymie Jolie
Très belle capture et portrait!
12 months ago.
Marije Aguillo
Marije Aguillo
Preciosas texturas.
12 months ago.
©UdoSm
©UdoSm
She has a beautiful feather dress...
11 months ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
wonderful...........
11 months ago.
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
belle macro***********
11 months ago.
Puzzler4879
Puzzler4879
A fantastic close up, June, and thanks for the species info!
11 months ago.
cp_u
cp_u
great on black!
11 months ago.
Franco Timpanaro
Franco Timpanaro
Lovely
11 months ago.