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Mallard or Mexican Duck

Anas [platyrhynchos or diazi] (= Anas platyrhynchos) Linnaeus, C 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, C 1758

Reference:
   Systema Naturae ed. 10 1 p.125

Protonym:
  Anas platyrhynchos

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


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  D6F5A788399B36E7

Avibase ID:
  avibase-D6F5A788

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/D6F5A788


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
English:
Mallard or Mexican Duck
Catalan:
Ànec collverd/mexicà (híbrid)
Czech:
kachna divoká/mexická
Danish:
Gråand/Mexicoand
German:
Stock-/Mexikoente
Spanish:
Ánade Azulón/Mexicano
Spanish (Spain):
Ánade azulón/mexicano
French:
Canard colvert ou C. du Mexique
Japanese:
マガモ/メキシコガモ
Norwegian:
stokkand/mexicoand
Polish:
krzyżówka zwyczajna/meksykańska
Russian:
Кряква/Мексиканская кряква
Slovak:
kačica divá/mexická
Serbian:
Gluvara/meksička plovka
Swedish:
gräsand/mexikansk and


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Mallard ( Anas platyrhynchos)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Mallard ( Anas platyrhynchos)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
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African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
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African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
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American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (1886):
Mallard ( Anas boschas)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 1st suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 2nd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 3rd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 4th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 5th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 6th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 7th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (1895):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 8th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 9th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 10th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 11th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 12th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 13th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 14th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 15th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (1910):
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American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 16th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 17th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 18th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 34th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 60th suppl.):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Mallard or Mexican Duck ( Anas [platyrhynchos or diazi])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Mallard or Mexican Duck ( Anas [platyrhynchos or diazi])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Mallard or Mexican Duck ( Anas [platyrhynchos or diazi])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Mallard or Mexican Duck ( Anas [platyrhynchos or diazi])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Mallard or Mexican Duck ( Anas [platyrhynchos or diazi])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Mallard or Mexican Duck ( Anas [platyrhynchos or diazi])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Mallard or Mexican Duck ( Anas [platyrhynchos or diazi])
Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
Mallard ( Anas platyrhynchos)
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
Mallard ( Anas platyrhynchos)
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
Northern Mallard ( Anas platyrhynchos)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Canard colvert ( Anas platyrhynchos) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Mallard ( Anas platyrhynchos) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
Mallard ( Anas platyrhynchos) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Mallard/Mexican Duck ( Anas platyrhynchos/diazi)
eBird version 2019:
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eBird version 2021:
Mallard/Mexican Duck ( Anas platyrhynchos/diazi)
eBird version 2022:
Mallard/Mexican Duck ( Anas platyrhynchos/diazi)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Mallard ( Anas platyrhynchos) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Mallard ( Anas platyrhynchos) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Mallard ( Anas platyrhynchos) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
Mallard ( Anas platyrhynchos)
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Mallard ( Anas platyrhynchos) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Mallard ( Anas platyrhynchos) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Mallard ( Anas platyrhynchos) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Anas platyrhynchos [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

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

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Afrikaans: Groenkopeend
Arabic: البُركة, البُركة بو الخصيف, الخضيري
Asturian: Coríu real/mexicanu, Coríu Rial
Azerbaijani: Yaşılbaş ördək
Belarusian: Качка-крыжанка, Крыжанка
Bulgarian: Зеленоглава патица
Bengali: নীলমাথা হাঁস
Breton: An houad-korz, Houad, Houad-korz
Catalan: Ànec collverd, Ànec coll-verd, Ànec collverd/mexicà (híbrid), Collverd, Coll-verd
Catalan (Balears): Collverd
Valencian: Coll-verd
Czech: Kachna divoká, kachna divoká/mexická
Chuvash: Кăвакал-хай
Welsh: Cors hwyad, Corshwyaden, Garan hwyad, Hwyaden wyllt
Danish: Gråand, Gråand/Mexicoand
German: Laysanente, Stock-/Mexikoente, Stockente, Stockente-platyrhynchus
Greek: [prasinokefali], Πρασινοκέφαλη, Πρασινοκέφαλη Πάπια
Greek (Cypriot): Πρασινοτζέφαλη
English: Common mallard, Green-headed Duck, Green-headed mallard, Greenland, Mallard, Mallard Duck, Mallard or Mexican Duck, Mallard/Mexican Duck, Mexican Duck, New Mexican Duck, Northern mallard
English, HBW: Mallard/Mottled (Mexican) Duck
English (IOC): Mallard/Mexican Duck
English (Kenya): Mallard, Mallard/Mexican Duck
English (Philippines): Mallard
English (United States): Mallard/Mexican Duck
Esperanto: Platbeka anaso
Spanish: Anade Azulón, Ánade azulón, Ánade Azulón/Mexicano, Anade real, Ánade Real, Azulón, Pato Cabeciverde, Pato de Collar, Pato Inglés, Pato Real
Spanish (Argentine): Ánade Real, Azulón
Spanish (Chile): Pato de collar, Pato de collar/Mexicano
Spanish (Colombia): Pato doméstico, Pato Real
Spanish (Costa Rica): Pato Cabeciverde
Spanish (Cuba): Pato Inglés
Spanish (Dominican Rep.): Pato Inglés
Spanish (Spain): Ánade Azulón, Ánade azulón/mexicano
Spanish (HBW): Ánade azulón
Spanish (Honduras): Pato de collar
Inupiatun, North Alaskan: ivugasrugruk
Spanish (Mexico): Pato de Collar, Pato de Collar/Mexicano
Spanish (Nicaragua): Pato Cabeciverde
Spanish (Panama): Pato Cabeciverde, Pato Cabeciverde/Mexicano
Spanish (Puerto Rico): Pato Cabeciverde, Pato Cabeciverde/Mexicano
Spanish (Paraguay): Pato marrueco/mexicano
Spanish (Uruguay): Pato Cabeciverde, Pato Cabeza Verde/Mexicano
Estonian: sinikael-part
Basque: Ànec collverd, Basahate, Basahatea
Finnish: Heinä- eli sinisorsa, Sinisorsa
Faroese: Stokkont, Stokk-ont, Villdunna
French: Canard colvert, Canard colvert ou C. du Mexique, Canard malard
Friulian: Masurin, Mazar, Mazorin, Raze grande
Frisian: Wylde ein
Irish: Lacha Fhiáin, Mallard
Gaelic: Lach, Lacha Chinn Naine, Tunnag Fhiadhaich
Galician: Alavanco real, Ànec collverd, Lavanco, Lavanco real x mexicano (híbrido), Pato real
Manx: Laagh Voirrey, Thunnag Feie
Haitian Creole French: Kanna kolvèt
Hebrew: ברכיה, ברכייה
Croatian: Divlja Patka
Hungarian: Tokés réce, Tõkés réce, Tőkés réce
Armenian: [Krnchan Bud ], Կռնչան Բադ
Indonesian: Itik kalung
Icelandic: Stokkönd
Italian: Germano reale
Inuktitut: Qeerlutooq
Japanese (romaji): Ao-kubi, Hon-gamo, magamo, Ma-gamo
Japanese: アオクビ, ホンガモ, マガモ, マガモ/メキシコガモ
Japanese (Kanji): 本鴨, 真鴨, 青首
Georgian: გარეული იხვი
Khakas: Сас öртек, Чазы öртегi
Kazakh: Барылдауық үйрек
Kazakh (Transliteration): barıldawık üyrek
Korean: 청둥오리
Korean (Transliteration): cheongdung-ori
Kashmiri: [Nilij]
Cornish: Hos gwyls, Mallart
Scientific: Anas [platyrhynchos or diazi], Anas boschas, Anas platyrhynchos, Anas platyrhynchos or diazi, Anas platyrhynchos platyrhynchos, Anas platyrhynchos/diazi
Luxembourgish: Wëll Int
Ladin: Anera salvaria
Lithuanian: Didžioji antis
Latvian: Meža pīle
Macedonian: Дива патка, Патка глуварка
Mongolian: Зэрлэг нугас
Mongolian (Bichig): ᠵᠠᠷᠯᠢᠭ᠌ ᠨᠣᠭᠣᠰᠣ
Mongolian (Buryat): Һоно нугаһан
Mongolian (Bichig, Inner Mongolia): ᠬᠡᠭᠡᠷ ᠵᠢᠨ ᠨᠣᠭᠣᠰᠣ
Mongolian (Cyrillic, Inner Mongolia): Зэрлэг нугас, Хээрийн нугас
Mongolian (Transliteration): hono nugahan, kheeriŋ nugas, zerleg nug as, zerleg nugas
Malay: Itik Melewar
Maltese: Kuluvert
Nepali: हरियो टाउके
Dutch: Wilde eend
Norwegian: Blåhals, Grasand, Stokkand, stokkand/mexicoand
Polish: krzyzówka, Krzyżówka, Krzyżówka zwyczajna, krzyżówka zwyczajna/meksykańska
Pinyin: chén wù, dà hóng-tuǐ yā, dà lǜ-tóu, dà má-yā, dà yě-yā, duì yā, fú, guān yā, lǜ-tóu yā, qīng biān, yě-wù, yě-yā
Portuguese: pato real, Pato-real
Portuguese (Portugal): Pato-real, pato-real/pato-mexicano
Romansh: Anda selvadia
Romanian: Divlio-ratsa, Divlio-ratsoy, Raţă mare
Romany: Divlio-ratsoy
Russian: Kryakva, Кряква, Кряква обыкновенная, Кряква/Мексиканская кряква, Обыкновенная кряква
Sardinian: Anadi conca birdi, Conchirde, Testirde
Scots: Lach, Lacha chinn naine, Tounag
Northern Sami: Suoidnesuorsi
Sinhalese (Transliteration): Mallard Seruwa
Slovak: Kačica divá, kačica divá/mexická
Slovenian: mlakarica, raca mlakarica
Albanian: Kuqla qafëgjelbër, Rosa e vëndit, Rosë e egër
Serbian: Divlja patka, divlja patka gluvara, gluvara, Gluvara/meksička plovka, Глувара, Дивлја патка, Дивља патка, Патка глувара
Swedish: Gräsand, gräsand/mexikansk and
Thai: เป็ดมาลลาร์ด, เป็ดหัวเขียว
Thai (Transliteration): pèt hŭa-kʰĭaw, pèt maanlâad
Turkmen: yeşilbaş
Turkish: Yeşilbaş, Yeşilbaş Ördek, Yeşilbaş/Meksika Ördeği, Барылдауық үйрек
Tuvinian: бос, Черлик өдурек, Чыргырааш өдурек
Ukrainian: Крижень
Vietnamese: Le le, Vịt cổ xanh, Vịt mỏ vàng, Vịt nước
Sorbian, Lower: Źiwa kacka
Sorbian, Upper: Dźiwja kačka
Chinese: [chen wu], [da hong-tui ya], [da ma-ya], [da ye-ya], [fu], [lu-tou ya], [qing bian], [ye-wu], [ye-ya], 凫, 大红腿鸭, 大绿头, 大野鸭, 大麻鸭, 官鸭, 对鸭, 晨骛, 沉骛, 綠頭鴨, 绿头鸭, 野骛, 野鸭, 青边
Chinese (Traditional): 大紅腿鴨, 大綠頭, 大野鴨, 大麻鴨, 官鴨, 對鴨, 晨騖, 沉騖, 綠頭鴨, 野騖, 野鴨, 青邊, 鳧
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 綠頭鴨
Chinese (Taiwan): [lu-tou ya], 綠頭鴨, 绿头鸭

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