Mallard

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) or Wild Duck is a dabbling duck which is native to the Americas, Europe, Asia and North Africa. They are an introduced species to Australia and New Zealand.

The ducks pictured below live on the Barongarook Creek which flows into Lake Colac.

Mallards at rest on the bank of the Barongarook Creek

Mallards at rest on the bank of the Barongarook Creek

Mallards are 52 to 68 centimetres in size and will be found mainly in lakes in town parks, larger lakes and dams.

Mallard

Female Mallard

Female Mallard preening on the bank of the Barongarook Creek.

Female Mallard preening on the bank of the Barongarook Creek.

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