Kōrero: Game birds

Female mallard and ducklings

Female mallard and ducklings

Mallards are easily the most common game bird and dominate duck hunters’ bags. The female has brown colouring, while the male has a glossy green head, a white neck ring and rusty brown chest during breeding. Mallards hybridise with the native grey duck.

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Neil Deans, 'Game birds - Management', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/16724/female-mallard-and-ducklings (accessed 16 October 2019)

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