Weight--2¾ lbs.

The mallard is our most common duck, found in all flyways. The males are

often called greenheads. The main wintering area is the lower

Mississippi basin, and along the gulf coast, but many stay as far north

as open waters permits.

Flocks often feed in early morning and late afternoon in nearby

harvested fields, returning to marshes and creeks to spend the night.

The flight is not particularly rapid. Hens have a loud quack; the

drake's voice is a low-pitched kwek-kwek.

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