Trillium Ridge Flora and Fauna
Mallard duck
Anas platyrhynchos
Location: Just drop in occassionally, usually in spring
The Mallard inhabits most wetlands, including parks, small ponds and rivers, and usually feeds by dabbling for plant food or grazing; there are reports of it eating frogs It usually nests on a river bank, but not always near water. It is highly gregarious outside of the breeding season and will form large flocks, which are known as a sord
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Genus: Anas (dabbing ducks)
Family: Anatidae (ducks, geese, swans)
Order: Anseriformes (waterfowl)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Phylum/Division: Chordata (Spinal chorded)
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)