Mallard Ducks

-Post Breeding-

Mallard Ducks

Is one of the most recognized of all ducks and is the ancestor of several domestic breeds.

Average Length

Male: 24.7"

Female: 23"

Average Weight

Male: 2.7 lbs.

Female: 2.4 lbs.

Breeding

  • mallards have one of the most extensive breeding ranges
  • Highest mallard densities occur in the prairie pothole region
  • mallard females lay an average of 9 eggs


Migrating and Wintering

  • migrate along numerous corridors
  • have the most extended migration period, lasts from late summer early winter
  • mallards are found in various habitats
  • are vagrant to Central America and the Caribbean


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Population

  • most common ducks in the U.S.
  • mallard populations have benefited greatly from the CRP (conservation reserve program)


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Food Habits

  • mallards, they feed on seeds, rootlets and tubers of aquatic plants off swamp and river bottoms.


What i found most interesting.....

What i found most interesting is that the mallard ducks are the most populated duck in the U.S., i find this interesting because there is so many different kinds of ducks. mallards being the most popular catches my eye. The mallards are the type of ducks that u will see mostly around here as well.