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Mallard
Anas platyrhynchos
The Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) is a widespread duck across all of North America. In general it breeds across much of the northern and central United States and most of Canada, and winters along both coasts and much of the southern U.S. and Mexico. The two shots of male Mallards shown here were taken at Tucson, Pima Co., Arizona, in April, 2003 before the birds headed north to breed. The shots were taken with a Canon EOS 10D and EF 600mm F/4 L IS lens and 1.4X extender. See below for more shots.
The next six shots at right, four females, a male in flight, and a male flapping, were all taken in November, 2005, at Bosque del Apache N.W.R., Socorro Co., New Mexico with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 600mm F/4 L IS lens and 1.4X extender.
The male Mallard on the right was at Westchester Lagoon, Anchorage, Alaska, in June, 2012.
The next three shots of a female Mallard were taken at Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii, in August, 2012.
Mallard
Anas platyrhynchos
male and female
Kingsland, Llano Co., Texas
26 November 2013
Mallard
Anas platyrhynchos
Arklow Ponds, Arklow,
Ireland
27 August 2014
Lat 52.800952, Lon -6.142269
Mallard
Anas platyrhynchos
male
Bosque del Apache N.W.R.,
Socorro Co., New Mexico
14 January 2015
Mallard
Anas platyrhynchos
male
Bosque del Apache N.W.R.,
Socorro Co., New Mexico
14 January 2015
Mallard
Anas platyrhynchos
male
Royal Victoria Park,
Bath, England
12 December 2015
Mallard
Anas platyrhynchos
female
below the dam at Lake Meredith,
Hutchinson Co., Texas
17 June 2016
Lat 35.718, Lon -101.547