Mallard

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.

We combine physical characterics and behavior patterns with location and seasonal aspects to identify species.

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.

With each photo, we store date and geo-location providing us data about location and season of observation. We also use a tracking utility to save observations in the field when there was no opportunity to take a good shot.

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Common Names

Stockente [de]
Mallard [en]
Ánade real, Ánade azulón [es]
Canard colvert [fr]

Source: Wikipedia

Scientific Name

Anas platyrhynchos

Tags

anas, anas platyrhynchos, mallard

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