- Leipoa ocellata
Probably the best known of all ducks, the Mallard is a dabbling duck which breeds throughout the temperate and sub-tropical areas of North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
Mallards are strongly migratory in the northern parts of its breeding range, and winters farther south.
The Mallard inhabits most wetlands, including parks, small ponds and rivers, and usually feeds by dabbling for plant food or grazing. It usually nests on a river bank, but not always near water. It is highly gregarious outside of the breeding season and will form large flocks.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 05 August 2007|
|Scientific Name||Anas platyrhynchos|
|Birdorable Family||Ducks & Geese|
(as of 25 November 2016)
22 to 26 inches
32 to 39 inches
|Range||West Europe East Europe North Europe South Europe West Asia Central Asia East Asia South Asia North Africa West Africa East Africa South Africa North America Central America Caribbean South America United States (West) United States (East) Australia and New Zealand Oceania|