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Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Aves > Anseriformes > Anatidae

Names in different Languages

GermanStockente
EnglishMallard
FrenchCanard colvert
SpanishÁnade real, Ánade azulón

Description

The most common duck in the parks around Montreal. As most lakes are frozen in winter, Mallards migrate South and are seen less frequently during winter.

How to Identify

The most common duck species around Montreal. Males can be easily identified because of the greenish color of the head and neck down till the white ring around the neck. Females are more difficult to identify as there are several other species around looking very similar. Watch for the blue patch on the wings. Different to Black duck, the mallard's blue patch is bordered by white stripes.

Where When to Spot

Can be seen in almost every park with lake or slow flowing river during spring, summer and autumn. In winter, when the lakes and rivers are frozen, the Mallard migrated South.

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