Story: Duck shooting

Male and female mallard ducks (3rd of 4)

Male and female mallard ducks

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

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Harvey C. Perkins and Bob Gidlow, 'Duck shooting - History of duck hunting', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/17653/male-and-female-mallard-ducks (accessed 25 July 2024)

Story by Harvey C. Perkins and Bob Gidlow, published 24 Nov 2008