Anas platyrhynchos

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"Mallard" redirects here. For the preserved steam locomotive, see Category:LNER Class A4.
IOC Classification: DomainEukaryota • RegnumAnimalia • PhylumChordata • SubphylumVertebrata • InfraphylumGnathostomata • SuperclassisTetrapoda • ClassisAves • SuperordoNeognathae • OrdoAnseriformes • FamiliaAnatidae • SubfamiliaAnatinae • TribusAnatini • GenusAnas • Species: Anas platyrhynchos Linnaeus, 1758
Wikispecies Wikispecies has an entry on: Anas platyrhynchos.
 Vernacular names
See also: Domesticated ducks

Males (drakes)[edit]

Category:Anas platyrhynchos (male)

Different views[edit]

Interesting Behaviour[edit]

Male eclipse plumage[edit]

Category:Anas platyrhynchos (male eclipse)
English: Eclipse plumage. In summer, male (drake) Mallards moult into 'eclipse' plumage, resembling female plumage. They can be sexed by their yellow (not brown) bills.
Deutsch: Schlichtkleid. Nach der Brut wechseln Stockenten-Erpel ihr Gefieder und erhalten ihr Schlichtkleid, das an das Gefieder der weiblichen Stockenten erinnert. Von den Weibchen unterscheiden sich die Erpel dadurch, daß sie einen gelben Schnabel haben, während die Weibchen einen braunen Schnabel haben.

In moult between eclipse and breeding plumage[edit]

Deutsch: Übergangsformen zwischen Pracht- und Schlichtkleid,

Swimming, different views[edit]

Category:Anas platyrhynchos swimming (male)

Swimming, interesting behaviour[edit]

Category:Anas platyrhynchos swimming (male)

In flight[edit]

Category:Anas platyrhynchos in flight (male)

Cleaning feathers[edit]

Category:Anas platyrhynchos preening (male)

Portraits[edit]

Category:Anas platyrhynchos (male portrait)

Females (ducks)[edit]

Category:Anas platyrhynchos (female)

Different views[edit]

Females swimming[edit]

Category:Anas platyrhynchos swimming (female)

Females in flight[edit]

Category:Anas platyrhynchos in flight (female)

Portraits[edit]

Category:Anas platyrhynchos heads (female)

Mixed pairs[edit]

Category:Anas platyrhynchos (mixed pairs)

Mixed pairs swimming[edit]

Category:Anas platyrhynchos swimming (mixed pairs)

Mixed pairs in flight[edit]

Category:Anas platyrhynchos in flight (mixed pairs)

Flocks[edit]

Category:Anas platyrhynchos (flocks)

Swimming flocks[edit]

Category:Anas platyrhynchos swimming (flocks)

Nests, eggs, breeding, ducklings, juveniles[edit]

Nest and breeding[edit]

Category:Anas platyrhynchos (nests), Category:Anas platyrhynchos eggs

Young (ducklings)[edit]

Category:Anas platyrhynchos (juvenile)

Duck families[edit]

Category:Anas platyrhynchos (families) (= juveniles & adults)

Duck families swimming[edit]

Category:Anas platyrhynchos swimming (families)

Tracks[edit]

Videos[edit]

Sounds[edit]

In a protected area of Tuscany, Italy

Maps[edit]

Domesticated ducks[edit]

See Category:Domesticated ducks