Mallard

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Fact Card

COMMON NAME: Mallard
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Anas platyrhynchos
TYPE: Vagrant
DIET: Gastropods, insects (including beetles, flies, lepidopterans, dragonflies, and caddisflies), crustaceans other arthropods, worms, many varieties of seeds and plant matter, and roots and tubers
SIZE: 50–65 cm (20–26 in) long
RECORDED SIGHTINGS: Viti Levu – Vanua Levu – TaveuniKadavuLomaiviti – Lau – Rotuma
GROUP NAME:  KINGDOMAnimalia  / PHYLUMChordata  / CLASSAves
ORDERAnseriformes  / FAMILY – Anatidae / GENUS Anas

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IUCN Red List Status

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species - Category Scale Least Concern

Additional Photographs

MALLARD Female (left) and male (right) Mallard Duck 1 Mallard Duck

References

  • 1195798 (2017). Duck, Mallard [Photograph]. Pixelbay. Link
  • [Aladdin]. (2018, July 31). Mallard Anas platyrhynchos [Video]. Macaulay Library. Link
  • IUCN (2016). Mallard Anas platyrhynchos [Photograph]. ICUN REDLIST.  Link
  • [Josep del Hoyo]. (2015, May 2). Mallard Anas platyrhynchos [Video]. Macaulay Library. Link
  • NickyPe (2016). Duck, Mallard [Photograph]. Pixelbay. Link
  • Mallard. (2023, September 3). In Wikipedia. Link

Additional Sources of Information

  • NatureFiji-MareqetiViti is Fiji’s only domestic NGO working solely for the conservation and sustainable management of Fiji’s unique natural heritage – Link

 

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