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Spring Mallards


Spring Mallards
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Copyright: Robert Daveant (bobdaveant) (302)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-04-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL XSi 450D, 70-200 2.8L
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-04-16 9:07
Viewed: 2556
Points: 0
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Mallard, or wild duck (Anas platyrhynchos) is a dabbling duck which breeds throughout the temperate and subtropical Americas, Europe, Asia, and North Africa, and has been introduced to New Zealand and Australia.
The male birds have a bright green head, while the female's is light brown. The Mallard lives in wetlands, eats water plants, and is gregarious. It is also migratory. The Mallard is the ancestor of all domestic ducks, and can interbreed with other species of genus Anas. However, a potentially terminal side effect of this vast interbreeding capability is gradual genetic dilution, which is causing rarer species of ducks to become at risk for extinction.

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