Story: Game birds

Wetland game birds: mallard ducks (1st of 7)

Wetland game birds: mallard ducks

The male mallard has a green head and brown chest. The female is a more subdued brown. Mallards are the most commonly shot game bird.

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Neil Deans, 'Game birds - Game birds in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/16699/wetland-game-birds-mallard-ducks (accessed 18 June 2021)

Story by Neil Deans, published 24 Nov 2008, reviewed & revised 29 Apr 2015