Contact | Sitemap | Updates | Facebook
Contact | Updates | Facebook

Mallard Anas Platyrhynchos Video page

PREV Wildfowl List NEXT


Male - The male Mallard has a metallic green head and neck with a narrow white ring on the lower neck, a reddish-brown breast, brown/grey back, and pale grey abdomen and flanks. The rump and tail coverts are black, the centre of the tail is black and curled upwards and the sides of the tail are white. The speculum is blue-purple bordered by black and then white feathers. The beak is yellow or olive-green, and legs and feet are orange.
Female - The female Mallard is a mottled brown colour with the purple, black, and white bar on the wings. The female also has a pale eyebrow with dark stripe through the eye, a dark crown and hindneck, and olive-brown beak.
Eclipse - The male in eclipse plumage is similar to the female but has a darker crown and nape, and a redder breast.

Notes: - The Mallard is the most common
wild duck and is widespread in the northern hemisphere. The Mallard, a dabbling duck, is the ancestor of almost all of the varieties of domestic ducks. Mallards frequently interbreed with their closest relatives leading to various hybrid ducks.

WWT Slimbridge Video clips:

Current video:

Mallard - October 2011 & March 2012

More videos:
Mallard - March 2014
Mallard - March 2014
Mallard - April 2018
Mallard - April 2018

View these videos on Youtube

Wildfowl (Alphabetical order):
A-B    C-F    G-L    M-R    S-Z   


Mallard (Anas Platyrhynchos) video

Mallard (Anas Platyrhynchos)