Female Mallard Duck in the River Tabor
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Mallard Ducks (Anas platyrhynchos) are the most common wild ducks in the Low Beskid. The female Mallard is light brown with distinct blue patch edged with white on the inner flight feathers. She sits on her eggs from mid April to May for 28 days. The ducklings can swim and feed themselves as soon as they hatch, but they remain with their mother for protection. In winter, mallard ducks travel south.
The Low Beskid - The River Tabor - September 14, 2007