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Mallard or Mexican Duck [incl. maculosa, oustaleti]

Anas [platyrhynchos or diazi, incl. maculosa, oustaleti] (= Anas platyrhynchos) Linnaeus, 1758

The mallard or wild duck is a dabbling duck that breeds throughout the temperate and subtropical Americas, Eurasia, and North Africa, and has been introduced to New Zealand, Australia, Peru, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, the Falkland Islands, and South Africa. This duck belongs to the subfamily Anatinae of the waterfowl family Anatidae. Males have purple patches on their wings, while the females have mainly brown-speckled plumage. Both sexes have an area of white-bordered black or iridescent blue feathers called a speculum on their wings; males especially tend to have blue speculum feathers. The mallard is 50–65 cm (20–26 in) long, of which the body makes up around two-thirds the length. The wingspan is 81–98 cm (32–39 in) and the bill is 4.4 to 6.1 cm long. It is often slightly heavier than most other dabbling ducks, weighing 0.7–1.6 kg (1.5–3.5 lb). Mallards live in wetlands, eat water plants and small animals, and are social animals preferring to congregate in groups or flocks of varying sizes. This species is the main ancestor of most breeds of domestic ducks. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Anseriformes
Family:
  Anatidae
Genus:
   Anas
Scientific:
  Anas platyrhynchos


Original description

Citation:
  Linnaeus, 1758

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.125

Protonym:
  Anas platyrhynchos

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/727030


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  46FD4094AD206F14

Avibase ID:
  avibase-46FD4094

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/46FD4094


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 175063

Geographic range:

  • Anas platyrhynchos platyrhynchos: Holarctic; winters to Mexico, North Africa, India and Borneo
  • Anas platyrhynchos conboschas: Coastal sw Greenland
  • Anas diazi: southeastern Arizona, southern New Mexico, and western Texas (Trans-Pecos region) south to central Mexico
  • Anas fulvigula maculosa: Gulf coast of US (Alabama to s Texas) and ne Mexico; introduced to South Carolina
English:
Mallard or Mexican Duck [incl. maculosa, oustaleti]
French:
Canard colvert ou C. du Mexique [incl. maculosa]


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Mallard or Mexican Duck [incl. maculosa, oustaleti] ( Anas [platyrhynchos or diazi, incl. maculosa, oustaleti])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Mallard or Mexican Duck [incl. maculosa, oustaleti] ( Anas [platyrhynchos or diazi, incl. maculosa, oustaleti])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Mallard or Mexican Duck [incl. maculosa, oustaleti] ( Anas [platyrhynchos or diazi, incl. maculosa, oustaleti])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Mallard or Mexican Duck [incl. maculosa, oustaleti] ( Anas [platyrhynchos or diazi, incl. maculosa, oustaleti])
Clements 4th edition:
Mallard ( Anas platyrhynchos) [version 3]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Mallard ( Anas platyrhynchos) [version 3]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Mallard ( Anas platyrhynchos) [version 3]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Mallard ( Anas platyrhynchos) [version 3]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Mallard ( Anas platyrhynchos) [version 3]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Mallard ( Anas platyrhynchos) [version 3]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Mallard ( Anas platyrhynchos) [version 3]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Mallard ( Anas platyrhynchos) [version 3]
Clements 6th edition:
Mallard ( Anas platyrhynchos) [version 3]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Mallard ( Anas platyrhynchos) [version 3]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species (alt)

This taxon is a subspecies of Anas platyrhynchos [sensu lato]

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Afrikaans: Groenkopeend
Arabic: البُركة
Asturian: Coríu Rial
Azerbaijani: Yaşılbaş ördək
Belarusian: Качка-крыжанка
Bulgarian: Зеленоглава патица
Bengali: নীলমাথা হাঁস
Breton: An houad-korz
Catalan: Ànec coll-verd
Catalan (Balears): Collverd
Valencian: Coll-verd
Czech: kachna divoká
Chuvash: Кăвакал-хай
Welsh: Hwyaden wyllt
Danish: Gråand
German: Stockente
Greek: Πρασινοκέφαλη Πάπια
Greek (Cypriot): Πρασινοτζέφαλη
English: Mallard, Mallard or Mexican Duck [incl. maculosa, oustaleti]
Esperanto: Platbeka anaso
Spanish: Anade Azulón
Spanish (Argentine): Azulón
Spanish (Colombia): Pato Real
Spanish (Costa Rica): Pato Cabeciverde
Spanish (Cuba): Pato Inglés
Spanish (Dominican Rep.): Pato Inglés
Spanish (Honduras): Pato de collar
Spanish (Mexico): Pato de collar
Estonian: sinikael-part
Basque: Basahatea
Finnish: sinisorsa
Faroese: Stokkont
French: Canard colvert, Canard colvert ou C. du Mexique [incl. maculosa]
Friulian: Masurin
Frisian: Wylde ein
Irish: Mallard
Gaelic: Lach
Galician: Lavanco
Manx: Thunnag Feie
Haitian Creole French: Kanna kolvèt
Hebrew: ברכייה
Croatian: Divlja Patka
Hungarian: Tokés réce
Armenian: Կռնչան բադ
Icelandic: Stokkönd
Italian: Germano reale
Inuktitut: Qeerlutooq
Japanese (romaji): magamo
Japanese: マガモ
Japanese (Kanji): 本鴨
Georgian: გარეული იხვი
Khakas: Чазы öртегi
Kazakh: Барылдауық үйрек
Kazakh (Transliteration): barıldawık üyrek
Korean: 청둥오리
Korean (Transliteration): cheongdung-ori
Cornish: Hos gwyls
Scientific: Anas [platyrhynchos or diazi, incl. maculosa, oustaleti], Anas platyrhynchos, Anas platyrhynchos platyrhynchos
Luxembourgish: Wëll Int
Ladin: Anera salvaria
Lithuanian: Didžioji antis
Latvian: Meža pīle
Macedonian: Дива патка
Mongolian: Зэрлэг нугас
Mongolian (Bichig): ᠵᠠᠷᠯᠢᠭ᠌ ᠨᠣᠭᠣᠰᠣ
Mongolian (Buryat): Һоно нугаһан
Mongolian (Bichig, Inner Mongolia): ᠬᠡᠭᠡᠷ ᠵᠢᠨ ᠨᠣᠭᠣᠰᠣ
Mongolian (Cyrillic, Inner Mongolia): Зэрлэг нугас
Mongolian (Transliteration): hono nugahan
Malay: Itik Melewar
Maltese: Kuluvert
Nepali: हरियो टाउके
Dutch: Wilde Eend
Norwegian: Stokkand
Polish: krzyzówka
Pinyin: chén wù
Portuguese: Pato-real
Romansh: Anda selvadia
Romanian: Raţă mare
Romany: Divlio-ratsoy
Russian: Кряква
Sardinian: Anadi conca birdi
Scots: Lach
Northern Sami: Suoidnesuorsi
Sinhalese (Transliteration): Mallard Seruwa
Slovak: kačica divá
Slovenian: mlakarica
Albanian: Kuqla qafëgjelbër
Serbian: divlja patka gluvara
Swedish: Gräsand
Thai: เป็ดหัวเขียว
Thai (Transliteration): pèt hŭa-kʰĭaw
Turkmen: yeşilbaş
Turkish: Yeşilbaş
Tuvinian: Черлик өдурек
Ukrainian: Крижень звичайний
Vietnamese: Vịt cổ xanh
Sorbian, Lower: Źiwa kacka
Sorbian, Upper: Dźiwja kačka
Chinese: 绿头鸭
Chinese (Traditional): 綠頭鴨
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 綠頭鴨
Chinese (Taiwan): 綠頭鴨

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