Mallard bird picturesMALLARD
132. Ands platyrhynchos. 23 inches.
These are regarded as one of the best table birds.
They feed on mollusks and marine insects which they generally reach by tipping in shallow water.
Nest. - In close proximity to ponds or lakes, placing their nests in the tall grasses of which it is made and lined with feathers. Breed from Alaska to southern California (2.25 x 1.25).