Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Anas
Family: Anatidae (Aves)
Taxon : Bird
Group : Animal

SPECIES
platyrhynchos
NOTES

A duck which is widely distributed in the northern hemisphere but which is as an escapee in this country. Found singly or in pairs often together with yellow billed duck with which it hybridises. Grows to 53 cm. Feeds on animal and plant material.


AUTHORITY
Linnaeus, 1758
Sub Author
Conservation
Exotic
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Has a very distinctive green head and orange feet and a narrow band of white round the neck
Colour: White
Common Name
Duck
Mallard
Exotic
Habitat
NOTES: Once spotted on the river bank but not seen since
HABITAT NAME: River
Uses
None known
None
Months
March



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