The Travels of Tug 44

Mallard Duck

A male Mallard Duck in all his iridescent splendor. This one has a leg band.   high-res

A female Mallard Duck in a section of abandoned old Champlain Canal in Fort Edward.   high-res

Like any girl with a new engagement ring, this immature male Mallard Duck displays his ankle tag.   high-res

Mallards get their food either by skimming the surface, or by tipping forward and reaching vegetation in the shallows as shown here. This is called "dabbling".   high-res

The Mallard Duck, ancestor of most modern domestic ducks.

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