Female Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

Female mallard

Female Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
Location: Otago Peninsula, South Island, New Zealand

A few days ago I posted a photo of a male Mallard duck (Anas platyrhynchos).  Here is a photo of his mate.  Both were photographed in New Zealand, but this species is widely distributed around the world.

4 comments:

2sweetnsaxy said...

I had to scroll down to see the other photo. Both are great shots. Quack! :-D

T and S said...

Nice detail on this beauty

Rambling Woods said...

That is a really dark bill. I was wondering if she has some American Black duck in her. I have been fooled over the years by hens that are really young drakes. I think all ducks are beautiful, but the wood duck male is especially pretty..

Tattibau said...

This is the one that came to my feet when I was at Lake Taipo in the North Island. The male is more colourful.