Mallard

Anas platyrhynchos - Canard colvert

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Anseriformes

  • Family
    :

    Anatidés

  • Genus
    :

    Anas

  • Species
    :

    platyrhynchos

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 65 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 75 à 100 cm.
  • Weight
    : 850 à 1400 g
Longevity

29 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) is a species of bird in the Anatidae family.

Subspecific information 2 Subspecies

  • Anas platyrhynchos platyrhynchos (Europe, Asia, North America)
  • Anas platyrhynchos conboschas (Greenland)

Foreign names

  • Canard colvert,
  • Anade Azulón,
  • Pato-real,
  • Stockente,
  • Tőkés réce,
  • Wilde Eend,
  • Germano reale,
  • Gräsand,
  • Stokkand,
  • kačica divá,
  • kachna divoká,
  • Gråand,
  • sinisorsa,
  • Groenkopeend,
  • ànec collverd,
  • Stokkönd,
  • krzyżówka (zwyczajna),
  • meža pīle,
  • mlakarica,
  • Кряква,
  • Itik kalung,
  • マガモ,
  • 绿头鸭,
  • เป็ดหัวเขียว,
  • 綠頭鴨,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands, Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha), Permanent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Lakes, Seasonal/Intermittent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Marshes/Pools ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Water Storage Areas (over 8ha), Ponds (below 8ha), Aquaculture Ponds, Wastewater Treatment Areas, Irrigated Land (includes irrigation channels), Canals and Drainage Channels, Ditches

Geographic range

Illustration

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