Mallard

Anas platyrhynchos

Order

ANSERIFORMES

Family

Ducks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)

Code 4

MALL

Code 6

ANAPLA

ITIS

HEAD

Mallard Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Spatulate
  • Eye Color: Dark brown
  • Head pattern: Plain
  • Crown Color: Iridescent green
  • Forehead Color: Iridescent green.
  • Nape Color: Iridescent green
  • Throat Color: Iridescent green with white collar.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Mallard Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 58 cm (23 in)
  • Weight: 1799 g (63.49 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: Gray, Sheen or Iridescence
  • Underparts: Gray
  • Upperparts: Gray and red-brown.
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Mallard Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Swift direct flight with strong wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 109-122 cm (43-48 in)
  • Wing Shape: Tapered-Wings
  • Tail shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: White with two curled black tail feathers.
  • Under Tail: White and black.
  • Leg Color: Orange
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